State Cinema

730 Colombo Street,
Christchurch 8001

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Previously operated by: Amalgamated Theatres Ltd.

Architects: Harry Francis Willis

Styles: Art Deco

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State Cinema c.1973

The State Cinema opened on 14th August 1935 with a seating capacity of 829. It was located on the northeast corner of Colombo Street and Gloucester Street.

It was operated by Amalgamated Theatres Ltd. in the early-1950’s. Closed in 1977, the facade was hidden by metal sheeting and the building went into retail use as D.F. Souvenirs store. Following the earthquake in February 2011, the building was badly damaged and was scheduled for demolition. It was demolished later in 2011.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on April 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Faces the wreckers ball following February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on February 2, 2012 at 7:40 am

Has since been demolished

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