Avon Cinema

88 Worcester Street,
Christchurch 8011

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The Avon Cinema designed by Llewellyn Williams, opened on 15th May 1935 with a seating capacity of 943. In the early 1950’s it was operated by Christchurch Cinemas Ltd. in association with Kerridge-Odeon. The Avon Cinema closed in September 1989.

When the cinema closed, the building was used as a church. After the church moved, the building then stood empty for a number of years. The building was occupied by the Holy Grail Sports Bar when it was badly damaged in the 2010 earthquake, and has since been demolished..

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 11, 2008 at 8:46 am

A photo and additional information can be found here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 11, 2008 at 10:56 am

This link has more background on this building. Scroll down to page three.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm

The year given for this photo is 2005.

cafe79 on February 14, 2012 at 5:50 am

As a result of the 2010/11 earthquakes, sadly the wreckers ball has arrived at this former cinema.

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