Fresh plan for Regent Cinema proposed in Multiplex deal

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 26, 2008 at 9:50 am

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA — Locals are battling it out with the government to preserve as many parts intact of the historic Regent Theatre.

Brisbane’s prized Regent Cinema is likely to be radically transformed under a deal between developer Multiplex and the State Government.

Multiplex, which was behind the criticised North Bank project, had planned a 38-storey office block at the Queen Street Mall site while still retaining the heritage-listed aspects of the Regent, the city’s only red carpet movie venue, until a public outcry forced the State Government to step in and put severe restrictions on the redevelopment.

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on August 26, 2008 at 11:07 am

To save your beautiful theater, just copy what happened to the (former) Fox Theatre in San Diego, California… Build over it!

This saved the now Copley Hall with an office tower protecting the historic theater forever and they’ll never have to worry about roof repairs.

People of Brisbane… JUST DO IT… NOW… BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

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