10 Kent Terrace,
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Opened October 31, 1924 as the 1749-seat Deluxe, the Embassy is believed to have one of the largest screens in the Southern Hemisphere. Its exterior is stripped classical, and the interior is classic Greek Revival hardtop. The lobbies are mosaic floor, and the theater contains a Sicilian white marble staircase, blue tiled walls, and bronze fittings.
The original screen and proscenium is hidden but preserved behind an enormous 70mm screen and proscenium installed in 1965. The downstairs is closed but not damaged, reducing seating to 852. Renovation revealed original paintings hidden behind 1960s false ceiling. Work was completed on December 19 2001 for the premiere of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings.
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