George Miller lists Art Deco Metro theatre in Potts Point

George Miller lists Art Deco Metro theatre in Potts Point
George Miller lists Art Deco Metro theatre in Potts Point

The film director behind Mad Max and Babe, George Miller, has listed the historic art deco The Metro theatre in Sydney's Potts Point with $20 million plus hopes.

It has been his headquarters for more than three decades, but now redundant given his relocation to Fox Studios.

It was built in 1939 as The Minerva Theatre opening with a production of Idiot's Delight. Sam Hood took photos.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer purchased the building in 1950 and converted to a movie theatre, renaming it the Metro Cinema with stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton attending premieres.

Then as a theatre it hosted performances including the 1970s musical Hair by Harry M. Miller.

The Metro, Potts Point, Sydney.
 
The 2300-square-metre property at 30 Orwell Street is on the market for the first time in 35 years, but has been available for lease.
 
Miller had struggled with maximising its usage and potential in recent years, with various concepts floated but not implemented.
 
He was seeking $25 million plus at one stage for its sale.
 
It is likely to appeal to owner-occupiers, boutique hotel operators, and specialised developers with heritage expertise, Fairfax Media reported.
 
George Miller lists Art Deco Metro theatre in Potts Point

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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