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The Parkway is a single screen movie theatre which originally opened in September 1925.
The exterior has a Spanish Renaissance style and the interior is designed with an Egyptian theme. Some descriptions afford the interior an East Indian theme in addition to Egyptian, however photos which came to light in 2021 during planning application suggest an solid Egyptian theme.
As a movie theatre, the auditorium featured seating in a stadium plan, with a raised stepped section at the rear of the auditorium rather than the usual balcony. The Parkway was equipped with an organ which had a single chamber located above the proscenium, behind the stylized plasterwork sunburst.
In its later years the Parkway became a suburban art house cinema; was then split into two screens, and served beers and pizzas.
The theatre ultimately closed in March 2009. In March 2019 it was announced that the Parkway would reopen as a marijuana dispensary. The development was stalled however was completed in 2022, and included full restoration of the historic theatre including removal of the twinning which separated the balcony from the main auditorium.
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