historic theatre comes complete with ghosts

by:Runcheng Chuangzhan     2019-09-25
The historic Mercury Theater, built by John Fuller and his son in Auckland\'s K district in 1910, was originally known as the King\'s theater and is being sold.
Located on a small street, Mercury Lane, south of K Road, the property is sold on behalf of its current owner, equipment Church, via Barfoot and senior brokers Michael Greer and Rohan Cooke of Thompson medical cial.
The tender ended at four o\'clock P. M. on December 9.
Greer said the property is arguably the most successful live theater in New Zealand and a testing ground for many actors, some of whom claim to have seen at least three ghosts in the building.
According to reports, the ghost on Mercury is considered to be the oldest existing theater in Auckland. it is an old guard who was killed in the building and a little boy who died there, there is also a woman who appears in the seating area of the dress circle.
\"Mercury\'s presence and architecture, and the original gorgeous features it retains, contribute to the well-deserved property in Auckland\'s history,\" Greer said . \".
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Arrived in New Zealand in 1895 and visited the famous juggling house in the main center.
John Fuller recognizes the need for the potential and purpose of silent films --built theatre.
He acquired the land, and architect Edward Batley received a briefing on the construction of the King\'s theater, which became a popular cinema upon completion. By the mid-
1920 has become the main avenue and shopping center.
The big department store, including the John Court and the harenstein brothers, occupied Upper Pitt Street.
Other shops further along K Road include Lundell, Lewis Eddie, maple furniture and Hugh Worris men\'s clothing.
In the 1940 s, a young entrepreneur, Robert Kerridge, bought the theater that was sick at the time, renovated and upgraded the live theater and opened it as a theater.
The Oakland Theatre Trust Council was established in 1966 to serve a permanent professional company at Auckland\'s own theater and purchased the theater from Kerridge in 1967 for $110,000.
After the theater was closed in 1988, it was in danger of being demolished, but it was eventually bought by the equipment Church in 1994, when it was also registered as a second type of historical site by the New Zealand Historical place Trust.
\"Mercury Theater has been evaluated and expressed as a statement of meaning through its intrinsic value and contribution,\" Greer said . \".
\"Now, it represents a rare example, a baroque theater of the Edwardian period, similar to the theater of His Majesty the King, which, in more than 1980 years, was recklessly dismantled and cleared on Queen Street.
Greer said that the footprint of the building follows the shape of the site, which is rectangular in addition to the corner shape of the West End, which contains the volume of the stage and flight tower, these volumes rise above the height of the rest of the building in a separate form.
The site area is 1017sq m, and the total construction area of the building is 2080sq m.
\"There are two separate venues,\" Greer said . \"
\"The larger theater can accommodate 550 people, and the smaller theater can accommodate 150 people.
Both venues can be integrated and contemporary seats can accommodate 700 people.
The seats, aisles and circles above the auditorium stand out, occupying the entire floor.
\"In this circle, you can go directly to the Dome Room on the north side.
This room is spectacular with oval stains
Glass domes and windows were built by the Herbert brothers, the pioneer of light industry in Auckland.
\"The public entrance to the theater is from Mercury Lane, which sets up a set of stairs and passes through two double glass doors.
There is a small entrance hall, the original entrance hall, a shop on the north side and a visitor room on the south side.
A set of stairs leading to both sides leads to the dress circle area upstairs and the attached room.
\"The original plans and sections of the theater can currently be viewed on computers in the real estate division of Auckland City,\" Greer said . \".
Concrete is widely used throughout the building, including piles under the wood auditorium floor, from alleys and steps to the front of the building, as well as stairs to the circle.
The structural components of wood are clearly defined, especially 12-inch by 6-
The inch kauri pallet that supports the skirt ring floor.
Mercury Lane is --
Road streets, providing vehicle access for the main roads crossing the city, and having high levels of traffic through.
The theater faces the old George Court building on the corner of K Road and Mercury Lane, which has been converted into apartments, offices and shops.
It is clearly visible from the north lane of the highway and the exit of the central city.
Buying may depend on the attitude of potential buyers towards retaining and promoting venues, Greer said.
He believes that the theater can attract individuals who have succeeded in the city and \"may want to leave a legacy for future generations\" or old-fashioned families in Auckland.
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