State Theatre on Public Exhibition Sydney 1973
Located in Market Street on the site former offices of the Evening News newspaper, building commenced on the State Theatre in 1927 with an estimated construction budget of £400,000. The Greater Union theatre chain had purchased the land in 1926. The cost blew out to over a million pounds, and the theatre opened with the Ernst Lubitsch film The Patriot on 7 June 1929. Seating approximately 2000, it was eclipsed in size by its namesake, the State Theatre in Melbourne, which sat 3371. However, it was much more ornate, having been lavishly designed by Sydney architect Henry Eli White who based his work on that of American theatre architect John Eberson, who was invited to work with him on this theatre in Australia. The theatre building has Gothic style street facades and an elaborate late Gothic street lobby complete with fan vaulting, a Neoclassical domed stairhall, elaborately detailed foyers and lobbies, while the main auditorium is a richly detailed Baroque styled space with three tiers of seating and a coffered domed ceiling.
This Souvenir Brochure is for the Sydney Opera House Festival, celebrating the Official Opening of the Sydney Opera House by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Oct 20, 1973
Size 190 x 260 mm
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