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Metro Cinema
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

COWIN and ELLIS: Architect
Thomas W LAMB: Architect

Date:1936
Type:Cinema
Status:Demolished
Street:223 Smith St

 


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Coordinates:
29°51'32.99" S 31°01'40.13" E Alt: 8m

(OD 342a-o)

It was located on the site adjacent to the Mayfair Hotel (now the Albany Hotel) which is a slightly later Art Deco Building. As a result of the similarity in style it is sometimes erroneously assumed that part of the cinema building was retained.

(Gerald Humphtry, May 2021)

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

Durban Art Deco Society . 2021. Durban Art Deco : Heritage of a Sub-tropical African City. Durban: Durban Art Deco Society. pg 28, 81