Kawakawa Movie Theatre
On Kawakawa's main road is this delightful building built in art-deco style. Apparently it was showing movies from 1936 until 1976. Over the years it has been a movie theatre, a clothing shop, an op shop, a creative co-op and a childcare centre. In 2014 it was bought by new owners who plan restore the theatre into a creative space for commercial and community use hosting exhibitions, presentations and movies.
This is how it looked in 2008 (image from Auckland Libraries):
Further back in 1985 (photographer Les Downey):
I would love to get inside and take photos of what it looks like.
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