The Majestic Theatre

The Majestic Theatre in Christchurch was designed by the firm S. and A. Luttrell for John Fuller & Sons Ltd.

Title Majestic Theatre John Fuller & Sons Ltd. Ground Floor Plan Date Not specified Architect S & A Luttrell Physical Description Irregular shaped. 67cm at longest width, 80cm at longest length File Reference CCCPlans Majestic-4-0
Majestic Theatre John Fuller & Sons Ltd. Ground Floor Plan, Architect S & A Luttrell, CCCPlans Majestic-4-0
Title Majestic Theatre John Fuller & Sons Ltd. First Floor Plan. Architect S & A Luttrell CCCPlans Majestic-4-1
Title Majestic Theatre John Fuller & Sons Ltd. First Floor Plan. Architect S & A Luttrell CCCPlans Majestic-4-1

Early reportage (from Papers Past) shows that the new theatre was a big project:

The Majestic opened 1 March 1930. The movie theatre was a venue for “talkies” as sound became a part of cinema. Majestic House also had office space and housed the Department of Labour.

1962 – you can see the Majestic to the right of this photo.

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/heritage/photos/disc11/img0017.asp
Traffic at the intersection of High, Lichfield and Manchester Streets [ca. 1962] the Majestic Theatre is on the right. CCL PhotoCD 11, IMG0017
The Beatles played at the Majestic in 1964. After 1970, the theatre became a night club. In more recent times, it was home to a church.

Viewed from the rooftop garden on C1 Espresso.
6 December 2012. CCL-2012-12-06-IMG_0942
The Majestic

The Majestic is being demolished.
Saturday 10 May 2014. 2014-05-10-IMG_0201

The Majestic Theatre
The Majestic Theatre
Monday 19 May 2014.
Majestic Theatre

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One thought on “The Majestic Theatre

  1. Gallivanta 14 May 2014 / 1:15 pm

    Department of Labour, and maybe Immigration? I seem to remember going in there to get a re-entry visa in the 1970s.

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