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Windsor Theatre and adjacent building

Windsor Theatre

Windsor Theatre

Windsor Theatre and adjacent building  (1937)  98 Stirling Highway, Nedlands                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Architect – William T. Leighton. An outstanding example of a unique picture garden which were unique to Western Australian because of the mediterranean climate. It is in the Streamlined Moderne (ocean liner) style and was the first in the world to be designed as a purpose-built combined auditorium/picture garden venue, with ‘roll-across’ equipment which allowed both venues to operate simultaneously.The ceiling of the foyer featured a streamlined nautical design and in the auditorium, a Mayan flower pattern was featured. Leighton  also used glass bricks, a new, versatile product available in the thirties.

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