Friday, November 25, 2016

BRISBANE CITY SKETCHERS - Sketching Regent Theatre in Queen Street Brisbane Qld Australia

The Regent Theatre is a heritage-listed building, located at 167 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  It was one of the original Hoyts' Picture Palaces from the 1920s. 
It was constructed as the first and only American-style picture palace, reflecting the opulence and grandeur of the great Hollywood era, to be built in Queensland, and was one of many operated by Hoyts in Australia.
The original interior decoration was a mixture of Spanish Gothic and Romanesque. The mezzanine foyer contains a white marble staircase, made from Queensland marble, along with vaulted cathedral ceilings. A total of 2,600 patrons were able to be seated in air-conditioned comfort.  Sadly the theatre was demolished in 2010 to make way for office buildings.  All we have left is the foyer.  Look HERE to see what is way like..

A4 Sketchbook - Pen and watercolour

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