King Kong Theater Cameo?

posted by paulnutter on July 20, 2006 at 12:48 pm

In the latest King Kong film, there was an interior shot of a theater where King Kong was chained to the stage and he eventually broke free. Was this a movie set or a real theater used for the film?

If so would anyone know the name of the theater and its whereabouts?

South Australia

Comments (5)

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on July 20, 2006 at 2:11 pm

That scene was shot in a real theater, Paul.

According to this website, it was the Civic Theatre in Auckland.

paulnutter on July 20, 2006 at 9:52 pm

Thankyou Patrick.
I honestly thought the Theatre would have been in the USA somewhere.
Well done to the people of New Zealand for maitaining a great old Theatre.

toweringjon on July 22, 2006 at 12:54 pm

It was NOT a historic theatre, it is a new civic theatre designed to resemble an old one and was supposedly built with major financial support from the film director of “King Kong” who is from New Zealand.

Jon Olivan
Los Angeles

stevemaggs01 on July 24, 2006 at 4:05 am

The Civic Auckland is historic. It was restored. It is not a new theatre.
check out
It’s a great atmospheric Theatre

jefferywalker on July 25, 2006 at 10:20 am

Trust me folks it was the Civic Theatre in Queen St Auckland. I had friends who were in the audience as part of the fim.
I also worked in this theatre many years ago as a cashier for various film festivals.
It was originally a large cinema, then the Wintergarden was placed in the stalls area. Don’t know what year this was. The Wintergarden Theatre was removed when the Civic was restored.
Jeffery Walker

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