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Address Kaurna Country, 141 Goodwood Road GOODWOOD
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Unley Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Capri Theatre (former New Goodwood Star Theatre)
Registered Name Capri Theatre (former New Goodwood Star Theatre)
Significance The Capri Theatre (former New Goodwood Star Theatre) demonstrates the evolution of motion pictures as a new form of mass entertainment in the twentieth century. Built in 1941, it was the last purpose-built picture theatre constructed during the interwar period in South Australia, and along with the Piccadilly Theatre, North Adelaide (SHP 13496), represents the pinnacle of development of interwar picture theatres. The Capri Theatre (former New Goodwood Star Theatre) is an outstanding example of interwar streamlined architecture, articulating many of the key attributes of the style such as clean, parallel lines, circle motif, and horizontal emphasis with vertical relief. The Capri Theatre (former New Goodwood Star Theatre) demonstrates the ultimate evolution of the style in South Australia. The Capri Theatre (former New Goodwood Star Theatre) is also associated with D. Clifford Theatres Limited, an innovative and influential family-owned exhibition company which was responsible for establishing high standards for film exhibition and introduced numerous innovations in architectural expression, technology and comfort. A leader in the film industry in South Australia, D. Clifford Theatres Limited grew to be one of the largest picture theatre operators in South Australia during the first half of the twentieth century.
Subject Index Recreation and entertainment - Cinema
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 27-SEP-1990
LGA Unley
State Heritage ID 10670
Heritage Number 3769
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5437/653 F11430 A44


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