Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Court Theatre

Court Theatre

In 1976 Christchurch's Court Theatre moved into the Arts Centre, formerly the University of Canterbury buildings. It was a great example of adaptive re-use of a heritage building. When the Arts Centre complex was damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the Court Theatre relocated to a suburban warehouse in Addington. In 2013 it was uncertain whether 'the Court' would return to the Arts Centre once it was repaired and strengthened.

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Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Theatre rises, cinema declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014