Ster Constantia

Main Road and Riverstone Road,
Wynberg,
Cape Town 7708

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The Curzon Cinema opened in 1941 and was the fourth cinema to open in Wynberg a suburb of Cape Town. It had approximately 1,000 seats in a stalls only configuration. In the foyer, a brass wall plaque advised that the cinema was equipped with the RCA “Needler”(?) sound system.

This cinema, along with its counterpart, the Odeon Theatre in Sea Point later specialised in screening the British “Empire Films” releases.

The Curzon Theatre closed in 1965 for renovation and re-opened in 1966 as Constantia Cinerama, using the single projection process. By 1983 the name had been changed to Ster Constantia, and by 1987 the cinema had closed.

The premises then became a a furniture business and in 2004 the building was demolished. A new building housing commercial interests now stands on the site.

Contributed by M van der Leer

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FarrelBuch
FarrelBuch on July 16, 2017 at 5:53 pm

I am 80 certain that the Ster Constantia was not where the little Google Map (on the right side) shows it. I do not think it was that far south down Main Road, Wynberg. I think it was further north, near Riverstone Road. On the Google Map it shows the location as being just a tiny bit south of Langley Road.

FarrelBuch
FarrelBuch on July 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Wait a minute, 34 Main Road maps to where I remember it but the street view and the map being showed on the website is too far south.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 17, 2017 at 3:30 am

The Google map address has been corrected. Please feel free to set the Google streetview to point to the correct location.

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