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Commonwealth Building and Colosseum Theatre
Central, Cape Town, Western Cape

William Hood GRANT: Architect

Style:Art Deco


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33°55'15.21" S 18°25'26.90" E Alt: 22m

For African Consolidated Theatres Ltd, proposed 1936 tend 1937. The cinema was formally opened on 14 February 1938, conversion to shops and offices took place during 1972.

(SAB Nov 1936:77; SAB Apr 1937:59; AB&E Feb 1938:9; AB&E Jul 1938:18; SA Archt Mar 1939:11)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

CPIA Committee. 1983. The Buildings of Cape Town 1983 : Phase Two. Volume Three : Catalogue and Classification. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 257 item 36.11