Elite Cinema

King Street,
Temuka 7920

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Temuka Cinema

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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 July 1922 it became the Dominion Cinema. By 1951 it was the Elite Cinema, operated by South Canterbury Picture Co. Ltd.

It was closed on 31st January 1970 and was then used as a second-hand furniture store. It was demolished in early-2010.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 11, 2008 at 5:54 am

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

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on November 4, 2014 at 1:47 am

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

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