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Regal Theatre Subiaco

A number of theatres constructed from William Leighton’s designs, shared identical fixtures as a result of, “the limited range of building materials available at the end of the 1930s” (Picture Palaces of the Golden West, 2016).


This could explain why The Regal Theatre in Subiaco looks almost identical to the Como Theatre, although the architectural design is contentiously attributed to William G Bennett. The Regal Theatre’s website state that the Regal is “based on a sketch design which originated in the office of William Leighton.” That surely couldn’t possibly sit well with those with some degree of ethics, who might wonder if history simply ought not to be corrected in some form to at least, as a minimum, give William Leighton partial credit.

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