Colosseum Theatre

Smith Street,
Durban

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Originally opened in 1926 as the Prince’s Theatre with a seating capacity of 1,531. In 1964 it was closed and remodeled into the Colosseum Theatre, playing ‘roadshow’ films in a newly congured auditorium that seated 1,344.

The Colosseum is located adjacent to the Playhouse Theatre.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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johnmartin
johnmartin on July 19, 2005 at 9:17 pm

The Colosseum Theatre Durban was a complete refurbishment of the old Prince’s Theatre which was situated next to the Embassy Theatre. This happened in the late 1960s to accommodate the so-called ‘road show’ presentations in 70mm of Fox Theatres who owned the cinema chain which was formerly operated by African Consolidated Theatres.

KenRoe
KenRoe on September 8, 2006 at 1:10 pm

Originally opened as the Prince’s Theatre in July 1926, it was equipped with an Estey organ that was opened by William Bohm.

It has now been amalgamated with the adjacent Playhouse Theatre and is in use as part of a five venue performing arts center.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 12, 2008 at 9:12 am

Would this also be known as the Prince’s Cinema? Percy Rogers Cooke is listed as the architect for a Prince’s Cinema on Smith Street. Source.

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