Monday, 14 November 2011

Haberfield, theatre

The former Haberfield Theatre is located on Ramsay Street, in the inner west suburb of Haberfield. It was built in 1925 with the initials "HT" in the Classical Revival style facade. It replaced the Haberfield Model Pictures which had been built in 1912 and served a dual use as a roller skating rink and cinema. The new theatre was renamed Elite Theatre in 1940 and operated independently until it closed in 1970. It was converted into a supermarket and since 2009 has operated as IGA Lamonica.

19 comments:

  1. Excellent shot of the theater...I like the architecture and the angle at which you took your photo!

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  2. Beautiful architecture - for a theatre. I'm glad that IGA didn't try to overwhelm the building by putting up huge signage.

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  3. It is interesting to see there are IGA (Independent Grocers Association) groceries there, too.

    There is a Walgreens drug store in an old theater in Key West, Florida. They, too, have kept the theater facade.

    All the best from Port Canaveral, FL,
    Lois

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  4. I love finding out the history of such great buildings!

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  5. Lois Evensen, thanks for that info on the reuse of an old theatre in your part of the world.

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  6. An interesting building with a varied history, Jim, and we have IGA in Canada, too, although I've never seen one in a former theatre. You always find such fascinating architecture, and I enjoy it very much.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. Nice capture.
    Fun with Leaves is my share for MYM. Have a great week!

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  8. Very pretty!

    Come take a peek at my MYM entry, am sure you'll have fun!

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  9. Great architecture for this building...
    Nice shot too !
    Regards from France,

    Pierre

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  10. How many old buildings were converted to be used for other purposes than they were originally meant for? It's good that they are still there and not demolished like so many beautiful buildings in my country.

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  11. we had lunch across a cinema which also has a climbing wall.

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  12. I enjoy seeing the beautiful old buildings. This is a great shot.

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  13. So many stories hidden behind this lovely façade!

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  14. Interesting building style. It must have looked supper modern in 1925! Happy MYM!

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