State Theatre [1935-1977]

des. H. Francis Willis
730 Colombo street
seating 829
'Where Christchurch Meets'
14 Jun 1935 - 8 Aug 1946
(destroyed by fire 24 May 1938)
rebuilt (Collins & West)
seating 808
30 Nov 1938 - 28 Apr 1977
Seating reduced to 798
renovated -
2 Apr 1947
'Todd-A0',-(CinemaScope) (des. H. F. Willis)
6 Aug 1959 screen 40' x 20', 15 speakers
(now Duty Free Shop)

Eqipment: DP70.com records that the State had two DP70 (2206+2209) projectors installed for South Pacific 06.08.1959. They were later moved to the Savoy.

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