The Embassy Theatre on Wellesley Street East, showing the movie Little Lord Fauntleroy in 1936
McGuire, J. G. (1930s) Ref: 13-2150. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Fully booked Ponsonby presents: Going to the flicks – Picture palaces and bughouses

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Thursday 11 October, 6.30pm-8pm


Leys Institute Library

20 St Marys Rd, Ponsonby

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Event details

Brian McDonnell's illustrated talk will take you back to the days before television, when Auckland had more than 50 movie theatres. Then, we all grandly went into town for the latest films or attended the weekly Saturday matinee at our local suburban bughouse.

Learn about the diverse cultures that pioneered cinema in Auckland – such as the Lebanese Moodabe family, whose Amalgamated Theatres has been a hugely important company.

A feast of architectural images.

Brought to you by I Love Ponsonby

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