Burley Griffins back with refurb of classic modernist cinema

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Mark Poole

RMIT took over the Capitol Cinema but without the money to refurbish it. Finally, we are seeing some action, and an appeal for funds.

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RMIT reached out to the public with its plans to restore the Capitol at a formal announcement this week. Even with the entire ground floor turned into a concrete tunnel with drab cafes, the building is still a stunning piece of architectural history. The roof is a huge array of controllable coloured lights and symmetrical baffles - not bad for the mid-Twenties. 

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Mark Poole is a Melbourne writer and film director.