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The Palace Theatre was built in 1915 on the site once occupied by the Manawatu Stables. The Palace continued operation until 9 February 1935 when the theatre was badly gutted by fire. It was not until 1936 that the theatre reopened after extensive work was done. The front veranda roof decorations and much of the interior woodwork was replaced at this time. Palmerston Amusements Ltd owned the theatre at the time of the fire. They had planned to open a new 1300 seat theatre in its place, but this never eventuated. Instead, the newly refurbished building reopened as The Mayfair. The Mayfair became part of the Kerridge Odeon Corporation in 1946 and continued until 1965 when it was closed for a modernisation works. The theatre reopened later in 1965 as The Odeon, the name it held until the building's demolition in 1992. Harvey Norman now stands in its place next to the junction of Coleman Mall and George Street.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_T20_009274
Title
Palace Theatre, George Street
Relation
Public Collection T 20
Format
B&W print
Held In
Coolstore

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Date
circa 1915

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Credit Line
Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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