St. James Theatre

312 Queen Street,
Auckland

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St. James Theatre

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This is a beautiful three tiered seating cinema/theatre was opened in 1928, and is situated on Queen Street in Auckland, New Zealand.

Once operated by Kerridge-Odeon chain, it was last used as a live performance venue and nightclub.

Sadly it was closed in October 2008, due to earthquake precautions.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 7, 2005 at 8:11 pm

The address is 312 Queen Street.

mrt1924
mrt1924 on April 10, 2005 at 7:01 pm

This theatre is tragically wasted being used as a nightclub. I hope the Auckland City Council turn it into an Opera House. I think it could rival Wellington’s 1913 Opera House.

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[Deleted] on April 27, 2005 at 4:38 pm

I have heard recently that the Auckland Philharmonia will use this theatre as a concert venue in the future as well as the Civic accross the road and the (1911) Auckland Town Hall further down Queen Street.

mrt1924
mrt1924 on August 25, 2005 at 12:13 pm

Is this theatre under refurbishment at the moment?

cafe79
cafe79 on October 15, 2008 at 7:18 am

The St James was closed down in October 2008, due to it being an earthquake risk, and its electrical equipment not up to current standards. No plans have been forth coming.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 15, 2008 at 9:09 am

The St. James Theatre website is still working. Their history page claims that the St. James was built in 1928.

markn
markn on July 25, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Historic Register lisitng for building:

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markn
markn on July 25, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Apartment development but St James getting mothballed :(

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Mark747
Mark747 on September 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

NZ Herald today has opened a campaign to save the St James:
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Here is a link to 9 photos of the St James including the original facade that has been hidden all of these years:
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Any news on how many theatres were lost during that Horrible earthquake.

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