Sunday, August 10, 2008

Capri Theatre, Adelaide

Capri Theatre, AdelaideThe Capri Theatre in Adelaide was opened in 1941 as the New Goodwood Star Theatre. It was designed by architect Chris Smith and note there is still a star above the Capri name.

I especially like the wide curving white bands on the facade and porthole windows along the side.

In recent years it has served as the headquarters for the Theatre Organ Society of Australia who have installed an incredible pipe organ with rises through the stage when it is being played.

TOSA present a series of concerts as well as organ recitals for functions and events at the theatre.

I was lucky enough to visit the theatre towards the end of a children's birthday party and the TOSA people let me sneak in to the back of the stalls to listen to (and look at) the organ and then give me a quick behind the scenes tour.

The Capri is a great Art Deco cinema and a fantastic home for TOSA.

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