Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Christchurch Repertory Theatre

Christchurch Repertory Theatre

The opening of Christchurch's Radiant Hall (soon renamed Repertory Theatre) in 1929 confirmed a move away from neoclassical-style theatres to more modern designs, in this case the Spanish-mission style. The flamboyant Kilmore Street building stood out in the streetscape, but suffered severe damage in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and was demolished. 

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Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Rapid growth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014