Capitol Theatre William Street, Perth, WA 1929 - MAGNIFICENCE LOST

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Capitol Theatre  William Street, Perth, WA 1929 - MAGNIFICENCE LOST

Magnificence Lost !

As reported in “The West Australian” (Perth, WA ) Wed 1 May 1929


Like a mighty cyclops, the Capitol Theatre has reared its head in massive splendour among the giants of the city, and nightly its powerful eye flashes a message for miles: It now rests resplendent, an imposing spectacle, while an army of minions make busy about it, decking it gaily for its first public function on Saturday next. Dionysius has bestowed on Perth a bountiful birthday gift.

Electric Installations – Infinite pains were taken to make the lighting of the theatre one of its most attractive features. The installations were under the control of Mr. G. Mitchell, who has had a wide experience of the various phases of theatrical work in America, the Continent, and the Eastern States.

The lighting of the auditorium has been carried out primarily in red, blue, amber and green, all of the colours being operated by a Dimmer Bank machine, by which they can be merged imperceptibly to give the effects of sunrise, sunset, or moonlight, as desired. It took 74 miles of wire to complete the scheme, and 12,000 lamps were installed – Contributed by Greg Lynch –

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