OZONE, Marryatville in the 50s – Exterior and Associated Garden.
The PRINCESS was situated at the junction of the Burnside and Erindale tram (later trolley bus) lines with a stop under its marquee. After being taken over and re-named the OZONE by the Waterman Brothers chain it was totally refurbished in the Art Deco style by the noted local architect Kenneth Milne. Much of the credit for its most noteworthy features, however, must go to Alan Woodard, brought by Watermans from their Victor Harbour Theatre to supervise the rebuilding. He is 101 years of age and the last remaining member of the Ozone Theatres board. The Ozone was owned by Hoyts Theatres when this picture was taken, and when patronage fell due to the introduction of TV, was saved from demolition and purchased by the Burnside City Council. Conducted until recently by Wallis Theatres, it became a much loved local institution and supporter of community activities under manager Bob Parr OAM. Now operated by Republic Theatres, like Watermans and Wallis an Adelaide based enterprise, it is now the REGAL. (March 2012).
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