A not to be missed event in this year's Auckland Heritage Week is the premiere of a documentary on the St James Theatre restoration, produced by Margot McRae.
The 50 minute film charts the past year in the life of the much loved historic 1928 theatre after its sale in 2014.
It follows the first steps of the new owner, his heritage advisers and craftspeople as they come to grips with the work needed to restore and reopen the theatre.
Premiering at the St James itself, the film showcases stories from the theatre's past and its present and celebrates the beauty of a theatre which remained controversially closed for seven years.
Get an inside look at the early restoration stages of this treasured historic theatre as it comes to life after years of neglect.
9 October 6pm
10 October 3pm
11 October 3pm
Tickets $12. Bookings essential at firstname.lastname@example.org
more info on the Heritage Festival is available at www.heritagefestival.co.nz
Margot is also continuing to film the progress on the historic Flagstaff House at 33 Mays Street. This featured in our 2013 heritage night called A Tale of Two Houses.
We hope to bring the next instalment in this restoration of this once grand home in 2016.