classic cinema foyer
As befitting Australia’s oldest continuously operating cinema, (since 1911), the new foyer refurbishment was focused on unearthing and enhancing any of its remaining original features.
Like most cinemas, the Classic has lived through many alterations and additions, but luckily a good portion of the old foyer has survived. Old mosaic tiles were discovered under carpet and concrete, and ornate plaster details were revived and highlighted in white, after being disguised in the previous drab monotone scheme.
The desire was to move away from the typical bland, modern carpeted cinema foyer to something more like an grand hotel foyer or club by introducing texture, low mood lighting and rich blues and brass highlights.
The classic now embraces its full 101 years of existence.