The Civic Theatre
Auckland, New Zealand
The restoration of the Civic was not a complete restoration as some
things were altered and other things not done because of cost.
The foyer used the original stair-Case to the Wintergarden Cabaret,
the concession stand used to be there.
A new Fly Tower was built and the original Layout was changed, it used
to have 3 tiers ,the Grand Circle and Circle(3) and to Winter garden Cabaret,
the circle used to sit directly under the grand Circle, they put a bar
behind the restored Stair way(1) and pushed the seating to the stage, now
the wintergarden is not open to the theatre and has its own roof (4) and
You can see where the Original Circle was , between the edge of the
Balcony to the stage there used to be no seating and you could see into
the wintergarden (which used to open after the movies), a favourite place
for the US forces stationed here during the 2nd World War .
= Some of the many decorations around the theatre walls and hallways.
More decorations around the theatre walls and hallways.
= The stars are now computer controlled and can show different settings
(led lights) with Sirius heads.
The Scary Panthers ,protected the stage and the eyes blinked green.
The 2 balconies (well I still think they are) my favourite spot was
in the middle of the bottom Circle as you could put your feet up on the
hand rail in front of you and look straight at the 70ft Scope screen
with no heads in front and plenty of distance between you and the stage,
disappointing in flat.
Special thanks to Paul and Maria Cassidy
(Booth pictures coming)