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Save the Regent Cinema in Brisbane

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We undersigned, concerned residents of Brisbane and Queensland, have gathered to express our opposition to the scheduled redevelopment of the Regent Cinema, Brisbane. We express our opposition to unviable and highly limited nature of the cinemas in the proposed development. We express our desire that the Brisbane City Council, in conjunction with developers and the State Government, immediately review the approved decision which will see the complete demolition of the Showcase Cinema and remains of the original Regent Auditorium Building. We urge the Brisbane City Council, the developers and the State Government, to ensure that any final development: - is a viable, full scale venue for the Arts (cinematic and/or performing), which will remain open to the public in perpetuity. - integrates in a meaningful way the retained elements of the Showcase Theatre and bar area, which are in themselves a legacy of the original Regent Theatre. - Consists of a venue in which the scale and design are in harmony with the original foyer, ticketing area and style of the original theatre.


SAVETHEREGENT.COM The Regent Cinema in Brisbane's Queen St. Mall will soon be housed underneath a 38 storey ultra-modern office tower. The foyer entrance and marble staircase are heritage listed and protected and will be kept within the office block. All four cinemas however, are set to be destroyed under the approved Multiplex/ISPT development proposal. Concerned citizens feel that the council, government and developers should reject the current plans unless they are redrawn to include the Showcase Cinemas and ornate mezzanine floor in the heritage preservation order. To not do so would be considered by many as an act of 'criminal vandalism' against the people of Brisbane, and add another casualty to the already-depleted cultural and architectural heritage of Queensland. The BelleVue, Cloudland, Her Majesty's, the Wintergarden, the Metro, the Paris, the Suncorp Theatre and Festival Hall have all gone... DON'T LET THE REGENT FOLLOW THEM!


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