Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Crystal Palace
I have a real soft spot for suburban movie theatres. I highly recommend the Hollywood in Avondale if you're in Auckland. One thing I really like about them is their lovely old-fashioned names and I reckon the (abandoned?) Crystal Palace in Mt Eden has one of the best names. I took some photos of it the other day, and wondered what goes on in there now. I think the last thing I saw there was Muriel's Wedding in oh, about 1995. They played a medley of Elvis songs before the main feature, had great velvet curtains and an intermission. These days I fear it's not as grand as its name suggests.