Elite Cinema

King Street,
Temuka 7920

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Located in Temuka, near South Canterbury on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Opened in the 1880’s as Temuka Town Hall. In 1922 it became the Dominion Cinema. By 1951 it was the Elite Cinema, operated by South Canterbury Picture Co. Ltd.

It was used as a second-hand furniture store from 1970. It was demolished in early-2010

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm

An April 2008 photograph of the auditorium of the Elite Cinema:
http://flickr.com/photos/christchurch/2388660238/

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on March 4, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Opened in July 1922 as the Dominion and closed as the Elite on January 31, 1970 following the death of the operator.

Go to http://geocities.com/hd7393/ to see photos of this cinema. Listed under “Canterbury Cinemas”.

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on December 11, 2009 at 5:49 am

With geocities closed this is now located at:

View link

Still listed under “Canterbury Cinemas”.

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on January 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm

This cinema has since been demolished early in 2010,

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