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Interior view of the restored auditorium in The Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria [picture] / [Walter Burley Griffin]
Bib ID 3700255
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937
 
Online Versions
Description 1924 
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 15 x 20 cm. 
Series

Eric Milton Nicholls collection.

Biography/History

The Capitol Theatre opened in 1924 and was the first picture palace to be built in Australia. It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, and is notable for its ornate plaster ceiling lit in four colours by 4,000 concealed light globes.

Notes

Title from acquisition documentation.

Part of the collection: Eric Milton Nicholls collection.

Inscription: "The Capitol Theatre 1924, Auditorium (above) restored 1965, The Entrance Lobby (below) demolished."--Beneath images.

Glued to cardboard with another photograph.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-150346777

Also available as a negative: Interior view of ceiling inside main theatre, Capitol Theathre, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, PIC/9929/2107 LOC Cold store PIC NICH.

Vernon inventory, Pt. IV/3 No.4i.

Source of Acquisition Purchased from Marie and Glynn Nicholls, 2006. 
Subjects Capitol Theatre (Melbourne, Vic.) -- Photographs.  |  Motion picture theaters -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Photographs.  |  Theaters -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Design and construction -- Photographs.  |  Theater architecture -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Photographs.  |  Art deco (Architecture) -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937  |  Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1961
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