Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Civic Theatre: foyer (2nd of 2)

Civic Theatre: foyer

In the 1980s Auckland's grand Civic Theatre was deteriorating and threatened with demolition. This inspired the local writer Peter Wells to make The mighty Civic, a film about its place in the city's cultural history, which captured the dream-like qualities of the theatre's spaces and helped to galvanise public support for its retention. This image, taken in 2009, is of the Civic’s flamboyant foyer.

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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