Friday, December 20, 2013

Iconic theatre off heritage register

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Dungog’s James Theatre has been refused entry to the NSW Heritage Register.
The iconic picture theatre turns 101 this month but was left off the list for management reasons rather than a lack of merit.
Heritage Minister Robyn Parker determined that listing may materially reduce economic opportunities for the facility and lead to a loss or decline in volunteer support that was considered essential for its continuing use.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 19, 2013.