Metro theatre – Photo of the day
- Metro theatre
- This image shows the Metro Theatre and Café located at 30 and 32 Orwell Street in Kings Cross. We photographed this art deco building for the Modern Times self-guided tour of Modern Sydney that you can download from our website. This theatre used to host vaudeville, movies, Sammy Lee’s Roosevelt Club and the 60s musical Hair. It is now he offices and studios of Kennedy Miller Productions.
This theatre, originally called the Minerva cinema, was built in 1937 and is a great example of art deco cinema design still remaining in Australia. Check this great image from the National Library of Australia’s collection taken by A.G Foster showing the theatre when it was called the Minerva and this one from the State Library of NSW’s Sam Hood collection.
Photography by Sotha Bourn
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