10 Kent Terrace,
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Opened October 31, 1924 as the 1,749-seat Deluxe Theatre, the Embassy Theatre 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 theatre 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 1960. The downstairs is closed but not damaged, reducing seating to 852. Renovation revealed original paintings hidden behind 1960’s false ceiling. Work was completed on 19th December 2001 for the premiere of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings”. The main original aiditorium is named The Grand. Two small screens named Cinema de Luxe have been created at ground level in the Black Sparrow Bar.
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