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Celebrate World Art Deco Day in style with music, movies & fancy dress

The very first World Art Deco Day will be celebrated at the Piccadilly Cinema this April, so get ready to pay homage to the roaring 20’s and 30’s.

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Adelaide will celebrate the inaugural World Art Deco Day in style this April at the Piccadilly Cinema in North Adelaide.

The one-night-only event will take place on Wednesday 28 April and will include music and activities that will evoke a love for the 1920’s and 30’s. 

Live performance by Vivente Ensemble, an acclaimed professional Adelaide string quartet, will set the perfect ambience.

Guests will receive a complimentary drink on arrival along with canapés and celebrations will be followed by the Marx Brothers 1935 movie, “A night at the Opera”, set in the Art Deco period. 

Attendees are also encouraged to dress up in their best 20’s and 30’s inspired get ups. It is the ideal opportunity to meet and connect with people from all over Adelaide who appreciate Art Deco style and are interested in preserving it.

This first-of-its-kind event is organised by the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia (ADMSA) Adelaide Chapter.

“Art Deco swept the world in the 20’s and 30’s, shrugging off the puffy sleeves of Victorian conservatism and embracing modernity in every form, from architecture to cinema, from music to fashion and beyond,” shares president of the ADMSA Adelaide Chapter, David O’Loughlin.

“An international style deserves an International Day of recognition and finally it’s arrived!”

The Piccadilly Cinema at North Adelaide is a beacon to Art Deco architecture, making it the most fitting location for this soiree. 

The theatre is often regarded as a classic piece of Art Deco architecture. The building is state heritage listed and a great example of Art Deco in SA. The cinema was built in 1940 by local architectural firm Evans, Bruer and Hall in conjunction with Sydney architect Guy Crick.

The event will kick off at 6 pm on Wednesday April 28. 
For more information, check out the event  page on Facebook.

Find Piccadilly Cinemas at 181 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide.

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