Avon Cinema

88 Worcester Street,
Christchurch 8011

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Architects: Llewellyn Williams

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Avon Theatre

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Avon Cinema, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Avon Cinema designed by Llewellyn Williams, opened on 15th May 1935 with a seating capacity of 943. In the early 1950’s it was operated by Christchurch Cinemas Ltd. in association with Kerridge-Odeon. The Avon Cinema closed in September 1989.

When the cinema closed, the building was used as a church. After the church moved, the building then stood empty for a number of years. The building was occupied by the Holy Grail Sports Bar when it was badly damaged in the 2010 earthquake, and has since been demolished..

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Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on February 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

As a result of the 2010/11 earthquakes, sadly the wreckers ball has arrived at this former cinema.

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