Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Newtown, cinema

This former cinema is located King Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. In the early 1900s the site was occupied by the original Hub Theatre. This art deco-style building operted as a cinema until 1965 when it was converted into a community hall and renamed the Burland Community Hall. From 1986 to 1995 the upper floor of the hall was the Newtown branch library. After the library moved to new premises the building was redeveloped into offices and retail space.


  1. It would appear that the building has made several revolutions! I do like the colors.

  2. Was the original color aways pink? It's stunning.

    1. The pastel greens and pinks are very art deco but I don't know whether these are the original colours.

  3. I love the architectural detail of old buildings - so often modern ones seem to lack any class or style.
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  4. Ah, a great building it is indeed!! I, too, really like the architectural detail of older buildings! And a terrific capture for the day!! Hope you have a great week!!

  5. Great shot of a fascinating building ~ love the colors ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  6. Deco was and is my favourite style for picture theatres. Perfect timing for the 1930s and the power of cinema!

  7. This is an exemplary example of art deco architecture. It is beautiful. I really like the paint job, and I love those straight lines.

  8. I am never disappointed when I visit your blog. Another cool architectural treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a blessed week.

  9. Such a nice building front. Thanks for sharing with "Through my Lens"

    Mersad Donko Photography


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