Historic Glenelg Cinema to be Demolished

TWO years after shutting its doors as a movie house, the historic Glenelg Cinema is set to be demolished and replaced as a small shopping complex.

The 1937 building at 119 Jetty Road (pictured, right) was the subject of an online petition by the Adelaide Chapter of the Art Deco and Modernism Society.

Small cinema crusaders, architecture groups and locals were hoping prominent developer owner Andrew Taplin could strike a deal with Wallis Cinemas for a joint venture, which would have seen the cinema renovated into a seven-screen complex. Its facade would have been retained.

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Valuer General Info Shows Adelaide Median House Price Surge: 2009

EXCLUSIVE figures released to The Advertiser last week, shows Adelaide’s metropolitan median rose 6.25 per cent to $382,500 in the December 2009 quarter, compared to the same period in 2008.Glenelg

State wide, medians increased 5.77 per cent to $352,000.

Somerton Park, just south of Glenelg South, reported the strongest median value growth – up 35.64 per cent since last year. It was followed by Broadview (28.42 per cent) and Willastown (22.37 per cent).

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