The Plaza Kinema is probably the first significant modern building in South Africa. Though essentially modern, it retains residual classicism in its general proportions, its vertical fins like a giant order, and in its cornice. This building stands between classicism and uncompromising modernity; it heralds the new, yet nostalgically clings to the old.
(Bernard S Cooke in UIA, 1985: 58)
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