Plaza Cinema

405 High Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3070

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DavidZornig on April 27, 2010 at 5:32 am

At least the mobile phone masts will apparently be history. Can’t imagine any developer would maintain a lease with the cell phone companies. When the result is so unsightly. Who would want to buy in a building with all that clumsy stuff attached to it?

A lot of condo boards are now forbidding the addition of even satellite dishes on balcony railings from the onset.

mancz on April 26, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Here is a rendering of what the front of the building will look like under the current plans to convert the building into apartments. At least they are keeping the general structure of the original facade.

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DavidZornig on October 25, 2009 at 4:25 am

What an awesome looking building. Too bad it can’t be saved.

mancz on October 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

I take the last comment back – this link above is of the Coburg Plaza Theatre.

mancz on October 19, 2009 at 12:41 am

I think this might be an interior photo, its from 1934, the year it was converted to a cinema. Any thoughts?

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mancz on October 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

This theatre has been sold for $4million and has a permit to be demolished unfortunately. The Art Deco society here has tried to save the theatre but it looks not to have worked. Does anyone have any photo’s of what this place looks like on the inside – or what it did look like? I live almost right behind it and always wonder what its interior is/was like.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 7, 2007 at 10:07 am

The former Plaza Cinema can be seen behind the tram in this b&w photograph, taken in November 2007:
A closer view of the upper part of the building showing the tower feature, now dotted with mobile phone masts: