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Photo from the State Library. The Metro was closed in 1975 and completely changed by Greater Union - it was painted purple and reopened as Hindley Cinemas.

Adelaide’s Lost Picture Theatres; Part Two

Metro Theatre One of the most beautiful Art Deco style buildings in Adelaide, the Metro in Hindley St, was built by MGM. It was the only MGM Metro Theatre in Australia to be equipped with fittings sent direct from the USA and was designed by noted American theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb, in association with […]

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Photo by Frank Hall. Hoyts Savoy Theatrette. I have fond memories of going there and watching the newsreels to fill in time. Note how beautiful and ornate the building was.

Adelaide’s Lost Picture Theatres; Part One

How many old picture theatres can you remember from the ‘golden era’ of when going to the pictures was a special event. I’ve already touched on the wonderful Regent Theatre in Rundle Street, now the Regent Arcade. But can you also remember the Rex or the Savoy, how about the Metro or the Majestic. Here […]

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