In 1928 the Crystal Palace theatre was erected by building contractor N. Cole for the Hippodrome Theatre Company. The building featured a dance hall in the basement and the entrance was flanked by shops. The theatre was originally designed for music hall and touring stage shows but the live performances soon gave way to film screenings.
The basement dance hall was a popular night spot for many decades.
This year, the Mt Eden Village Business Assn has been pleased to offer three walks as part of the AKL Heritage Festival program.