This has been a busy month for the Civic. Apart from the many staged events (CoronationStreet) there has been a rare showing of films. Films are usually shown during July for the two weeks of the International Film festival and rarely outside that date. The Film festival has now introduced an autumn season of film and three of these were shown on the giant Civic screen, Kon Tiki - a recreation of Thor Heyerdal's adventure,- David Lean's magnificent Lawrence of Arabia, and the delightful musical Guys and Dolls.
Bonus was the infrequent opportunity to view the scintillating flamingo curtain.
The refurbished Starks Cafe is still flourishing. For a short period during the 'Coronation Street"performances it was renamed Rover's return!
Sad news was the death of Cherie Devliotis. Cherie was a staunch supporter of the Friends of the Civic and her Dancing with Delight is the definitive book of dance and dancers in Auckland during the first 50 years of the Twentieth Century, featuring many of those who performed at the Civic.