|STRAND THEATRE AKA: PLAZA [1917-1963]|
STRAND (des. Henry White)
11 Cathedral square
100 NZ Theatres Install Western Electric Sound SystemWestern Electric representatives arrived in New Zealand two years ago, March 26th 1930. March 27th, 1931 marked the opening of the 100th theatre with the Western electric Sound System - the Plaza Theatre, Christchurch, under the control of Williamson Films, N.Z., Ltd. Perfect Sound Projection-Life Tone-These are the dominating qualities of Western Electric. This is why the management of over 8,000 of the world's leading theatres have selected the Western Electric Sound System.
from an advert in The New Zealand Magazine, April 16, 1931
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