27 Mar 2016

Auckland's Crystal Palace is reborn

From Standing Room Only, 12:51 pm on 27 March 2016

She's nudging 90 years and is looking a bit rough in places but Mt Eden's Crystal Palace faces a bright future. It's been a working cinema all its life - it was the first 'talkie' cinema in Auckland - and in the '60s it was also a popular dance hall and recording studio.

Now it's destined to become an arts hub for musicians, performers and filmmakers. Karl Sheridan and Taylor MacGregor from Monster Valley made a documentary about the Crystal Palace and were so smitten they're now managing it.