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The photo was taken after the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, while the cinema was being renovated for temporary usage under the name Cosy Theatre.
Lyceum Theatre, Feilding from Feilding Library via DNZ.
The Lyceum opened on 30th September, 1911. The architect for the building was Mr Hood. In 1914, it had a full orchestra for sound accompaniment of the movies. The Lyceum was renamed the Regent Theatre after being re-modelled in 1947. The building stood next to the Feilding Hotel in Kimbolton Road.
Majestic Theatre by Canterbury Heritage from Te Ara/ Ministry for Culture and Heritage via DNZ.
Promoted as "The Show Place of Christchurch," the city's largest theatre was leased to Christchurch Cinemas Limited... Fitted with sound apparatus for the "talkies," and seat plugs for hearing aids, it opened on the 1st of March, 1930.