The image is from of our collection of digitised plans of Christchurch buildings, where you’ll also find the original floor plan of the Majestic Theatre. I read recently that the Majestic building will be refurbished again, and I started thinking about the disappeared theatres in Christchurch.
From the tiny Savoy 1 & 2 (where I saw everything from Star Wars and 2001 : A Space Odyssey to Arnie movies and the eye-popping Evil Dead 2) to the West End (Stripes), or the Avon (Goodbye Pork Pie, I think), there’s several theatres that have disappeared over the years.
Which Christchurch theatres do you remember? And which movies did you see at them?