Monday, September 12, 2011

So much more than the girl next door.....!!

The Regal Theatre in Subiaco, one of Perth's older suburbs, was built in 1936 in the Art Deco style and was named for King George V1 who had taken up the throne at that time.  It was originally a film theatre but was converted to live theatre in 1977 and is one of the few remaining small theatres in Perth, it seats 1074. There has been a great diversity of shows held here, running at the moment is  'Burn the Floor' (video), cool little video gives you an idea of the energy of this show, coming up The Freddy Mercury Tribute, Festival of Russian Ballet and Doris Day - So much more than the Girl Next Door...who doesn't love those old Doris Day and Rock Hudson movies, fantastic.....!!

26 comments:

  1. ce design vieux cinema année 1960 est magnifique

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  2. I'll have to watch for the Doris Day show to travel. I'd love to see that one. Actually, all those shows sound like they would be fun to see.

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  3. Places like this are gems. It would be fun seeing any of those shows.

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  4. Do hope it never gets pulled down! Some 'not bad' little shops & eating places in Subi.

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  5. I love the old Art Deco style theaters.

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  6. Oh, I like Doris Day! it must be great to see her on a big screen again. Abd Rock Hudson (sigh)! This architecture is wonderful , and so charming!

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  7. I'm a fan of art deco in all it's glorious forms so it's nice to see the Regal so well maintained and still operating. And as for Doris Day... you know I love her!

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  8. Tu nous replonges, là, à l'époque où les gens allaient au cinéma en famille, avant la télévision, et pour voir des films merveilleux qui sont devenus de grands classiques.
    Bon début de semaine, Gracie!

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  9. Great timing, Doris Day is in the news here at the moment new album here in UK chart. I too love her old movies, especially Pillow Talk and Move Over Darling. Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire daily photography

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  10. I really do love Doris day's song Perhaps. Love also the crying room that still has the name up at the Regal. Enjoyed a movie or two here in the good ol' days. Great memories. Great post Grace.

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  11. What a great building! OK, I know I'm a big fan of Deco, but this one is really cool.

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  12. Oh these photos make me want to go see theater! Looks interesting! Which one are you going to see? :D

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  13. Damn it! We almost don't have any theaters left here -.- Feels bad.

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    call South Africa

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  14. What a wonderful gem of Art Deco. It is great to see these buildings maintained and in use... The color design is consistent with the original I would imagine.

    Bises
    Genie

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  15. Wonderful deco building - the perfect place to revisit some Doris Day moments!

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  16. 1074 seats,and you call it small... Read about Doris this morning, here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14870590

    Amazing!

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  17. The building of the theater is a nice building. I think every major city should have a theater - stand culture. Our daughter played with a friend in the theater. Every year in November we invited to the premiere. I can not wait. Following a meeting with actors in the theater club ... The pictures are charming swallows. Beautiful. From us you will soon be departing south for the winter. Eagerly sit on the wires in droves. Nice day wishes Peter.

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  18. Wonderful pictures!!Congrats!!!

    salut, Barcelona

    Francesc

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  19. What a fabulous place! Doris Day was always one of my favorites.

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  20. They should be showing Barbie decorated like that.

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  21. I am not sure to remember the right movie, but the theater is great. Why the suburb is called Subiaco?

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  22. How beautiful indeed.

    Please have a good Tuesday you all.

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  23. un très joli théatre très coloré

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  24. i haven't been to a vintage theatre in ages.
    this one is a nice art-deco inspired structure.
    we don't have one here that looks well maintained as this,
    sadly, a lot of them are worn-out and dilapidated.

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