His Majesty's - The Ten Commandments. The cinema was managed during the 1960s by Mr. Bromilow and the chief projectionist was the very professional Mr. ‘Natie’ Ratzer. The lovely Mrs. Mackeson (mother of radio personality Victor Mackeson) was one of His Majesty’s very respected box office cashiers.
The Colosseum - From a Cinema Fantasy of the Thirties to Modern apartment living in Johannesburg.
Who remembers the Colosseum in Johannesburg? This theatre belonged to the collection of theatres built for pleasure and entertainment when one went to the movies in style and cinemas attracted audiences of thousands watching a single block buster grand epic. With its orchestra pit the Colosseum was versatile; it was a large venue for movies, concerts, and stage shows. It
Fine Arts cinema Hillbrow The Fine Arts was an intimate 'stadium'-type cinema with stalls and a raked circle section. The seating capacity was 760. Luxuriously carpeted throughout the foyer and auditorium, the decor featured variations on a theme of brown, yellow and gold. The proscenium arch was fitted with a festoon curtain in topaz crusted velvet and the screen curtains were in a pale lime green satin. Chandeliers lent a note of opulence to the foyer.