Alhambra Theatre

Located in Riebeeck street, stood one of the finest theatre buildings of its time. Live shows and Cinema were shown here. I saw Cliff and the Shadows here live in 1962,an experience I still treasure to this day.

  • canalanka 8y

    wow - how do you have all this?
  • Etienne du Plessis PRO 8y

    I am forever on the lookout for interesting old photo's....a good place to start is in secondhand bookshops.
  • John Kramer PRO 8y

    The ceiling had stars that twinkled...!
  • Ken Roe 7y

    More history and details here:
    cinematreasures.org/theater/12772/
  • savana10 4y

    Why did they have to demolish these grand old buildings (also old railway statione)?? Could they not have renovated, restored reused.
  • chefdorch 4y

    Cape Town has lost so much of its finest architecture - it's a shadow of its former glory due to idiot and possibly corrupt City authorities - the kindest view would be that they had no vision or sense of historical contect. It was however a curse of the 60s and 70 s the world over. So,.let's make sure it dosn''t still happen even now - such as with Rhodes House in Queen Victoria Street ,demolished illegally two years ago by crooked speculater developers- as I understand it after bribing a corrupt official. II would however like to know the complete story if anyone knows it! in my view speculators such as these should be fined several millions of Rands AND made to re-build the original building, complete and in every detail. Does anyone know what's happening at this site?
  • Coanri/Rita PRO 3y

    Ohhh my gosh I saw Cliff and the Shadows there too!!! Use to swap comic books on Saturday mornings there as well :)
  • Coanri/Rita PRO 3y

    update: just checked my diary and I saw them in March 1961. I believe the other tour was in 1963.
  • stramrood2012 3y

    I performed there many a time,but very badly
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