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A THEATRE FOR LYTTELTON.

Lyttelton now poiwsssee an up-to-date , theatre complete in every reap***, thanks to the enterprise of the Lyttelton Pictures, Ltd. The company have erected a large stage at the rear of the former picture screen. Mr A. .W. Lane, the managing director, showed ft representative of "The Press" over the building* yesterday. The stage is a large one and modern in every respect. The appointments, including dieftsing-Tocaae, electrical .equipment, fly-floor, and ecenery, aie fully in keeping -with the standards of the. theatres in the big cities. The ecenery Las , ' been painted by that well-known scenio artist Mr H. J. Hankinson, of Bnneciin,* who alsocarried out the decorations at the Crystal Palace and tho" Grand Theatre In Christchurch. "Wo will opea on Saturday night with The N.Z. Diggers,'" said Mr Lase, ,"to be followed on Saturday week by Mr Louis ALscce'a brilliant company .beaded by Argue, 'the boy prophet.' "Our object in. building th* stage," added Mr Lane, ,r wae to intersperse picture programmes with vaudeville, coetume comedy companies, revues, and any other epecinl atthat we may be able to 6ecure. We have already had an enquirji for dated from a well-known dramatic company. "One pleasing feature about the enterprise," concluded ifr Lane, "is the feithi which the Lyttelton people have in their own. theatro. The directors recently decided to issue the eharee remaining unissued at the time of the flotation of tno company, at a. substantial premium. The shares, instead of being placed on the open market, were issued in email parcels to Lyttelton residents only. I am pleaeed to eay that all tie shares were applied for within a few days, and the people, like. Oliver TViat, were aeking for more." 6

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A THEATRE FOR LYTTELTON., Press, Volume LVI, Issue 17008, 3 December 1920

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A THEATRE FOR LYTTELTON. Press, Volume LVI, Issue 17008, 3 December 1920

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