Saturday, April 30, 2011

#1437 ... Coco's at the Roxy

The new cafe at the new Roxy Cinema in Miramar. As well as two luxurious, state-of-the-art cinemas, go along and enjoy the elegant surrounds of Coco, take in the interior flourishes created by Weta Workshop and share in the glamour of the 1930s, the golden age of cinema.

The Capital Theatre was purpose built in 1928 to screen silent films. In 1932 the cinema was converted to screen 'talkies' making it the last theatre in Wellington to do so. The cinema operated throughout the 30s through to the early 60s, with the last film being screened in 1964. The building was then converted to the Capital Court, a shopping mall with a variety of small businesses operating.

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