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Odeon Cinema, Sydney, Australia
via Daily Telegraph

Photo from a feature on a one-screen theater in Sydney — quite a survivor. It reminds me of the Plaza Theatre here in Atlanta.

From the article:

In a world where bigger is better, one of Sydney’s humblest, smallest cinemas is proving the exception to the rule.

Hornsby’s 490-seat Odeon Cinema, the only single-screen cinema left in Sydney, marks its 100th year this year.

Manager David Stone says the secret to the art-deco cinema’s success is “knowing your audience”.

“You have to pick the right film every time, especially when you’ve only got one screen,” he said.

The Odeon opened on the Pacific Hwy in 1914 as ‘Hornsby Cinema’ with the foyer on street level and the big screen likely featuring some of Charlie Chaplin’s finest work.

It was rebuilt in 1921 and again in the 1930s when art deco was at the forefront of building design.

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Swine & Co, Sydney, AustraliaPhoto from Vogue Australia
A historic Sydney bank building becomes a posh restaurant.
From the article:

Situated in what must be one of the most well-preserved Art Deco interiors in Sydney, the old Bank of NSW building was designed by architect Bruce Dellit—responsible, too, for Hyde Park’s beloved Art Deco war memorial—and completed in 1940.

Swine & Co, Sydney, Australia
Photo from Vogue Australia

A historic Sydney bank building becomes a posh restaurant.

From the article:

Situated in what must be one of the most well-preserved Art Deco interiors in Sydney, the old Bank of NSW building was designed by architect Bruce Dellit—responsible, too, for Hyde Park’s beloved Art Deco war memorial—and completed in 1940.

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