Adelphi Cinema

127 Main Road, Sea Point,
Cape Town 8005

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The Adelphi Kinema was situated in Main Road, Sea Point.

It was opened by the Mayor of Cape Town, Councillor the Rev. AJS Lewis, on September 25, 1930 with the film "The Cuckoos" starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsley.

The Adelphi had a restaurant and tea room, a children’s nursery with trained nurses in attendance as well as a ladies lounge.

The original managing staff were, George Seymour (Manager), Luigi Bernard (Catering Manager),
J Gold (Chief Projectionist)

Original entrance fees were (a rather steep)
2/6, 2/– and 1/6.

Kallenbach, Kennedy & Furner and Wallgate & Elsworth were the Architects.
A. Pinner – Building Contractor

The cinema closed in early 1980’s the Adelphi Shopping Centre now occupies the site.

Contributed by M Van Der Leer
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