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#226 Post by JamesXander » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:13 pm

Xaragmata, I reckon I saw you taking photos the other day. You wouldnt happen to wear glasses would you?

(thought I saw you photographing the port tram sometime last week)

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#227 Post by Xaragmata » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:18 pm

JamesXander wrote:Xaragmata, I reckon I saw you taking photos the other day. You wouldnt happen to wear glasses would you?

(thought I saw you photographing the port tram sometime last week)
Yes, I wear glasses, so might have been me & I was on the tram extension a few times last week.

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#228 Post by peas_and_corn » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:05 pm

rhino wrote:
Shuz wrote:Whilst the lighting looks good; it doesn't take away from how much of a waste of taxpayer's money this project has been.
When the big name acts weren't coming to Adelaide, in the 1980s, no-one was saying that Private Enterprise should build a venue to get them here - on the contrary, everyone was saying that the Government should build a venue. That venue got built, and now, two decades later, needs upgrading, or once again we will not have a modern venue and we will miss out on events as a consequence. Private consortiums didn't want to build the venue then, they don't want to build it now. Is that acceptable, should we just throw our hands in the air and say "C'est la Vie"? That won't last long - before you know it there'll be more petitioning for the Government to build us a better venue. I don't think it's a waste of taxpayers' money at all. It's something Adelaide needs, that no private company wants to build.
How exactly would building a new venue that's smaller than what's already available attract big acts? Surely something with more capacity would be built if the big acts are what is being chased...

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#229 Post by Omicron » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:09 pm

Perhaps a full smaller venue is more profitable (and looks better) than a less-full larger one? Others might know - does the Entertainment Centre generally sell-out for major acts, or are many bays left empty?

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#230 Post by cruel_world00 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:48 pm

Shuz wrote:I stand by my original point.

Location.

I'm a fan of city locations, but have you been to Festival Hall in Melbourne? I'm not saying it's the same distance from the Melbourne CBD as AEC is to the Adelaide CBD, but it wasn't smack bang in the centre of the city, but it serviced by public transport and that didn't seem to detract from the experience.

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#231 Post by rhino » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:49 am

peas_and_corn wrote: How exactly would building a new venue that's smaller than what's already available attract big acts? Surely something with more capacity would be built if the big acts are what is being chased...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the new venue in addition to a re-vamped existing venue? This means the AEC can cater for a greater variety of performances, some of which won't attract a crowd large enough to fill the larger venue, but are worth having, all the same. I really don't think this new smaller venue is going to be a white elephant.
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#232 Post by Zills » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:53 pm

rhino wrote:
peas_and_corn wrote: How exactly would building a new venue that's smaller than what's already available attract big acts? Surely something with more capacity would be built if the big acts are what is being chased...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the new venue in addition to a re-vamped existing venue? This means the AEC can cater for a greater variety of performances, some of which won't attract a crowd large enough to fill the larger venue, but are worth having, all the same. I really don't think this new smaller venue is going to be a white elephant.
spot on rhino, it's a smaller addition and a fantastic injection for music and the arts in our state.

For those that don't understand, this caters for artists that are too big to play thebby theatre as the potential for ticket sales exceeds availability. However the Entertainment centre is too big, meaning availability exceeds demand. the venue is for 'mid range' artists like the biggest metal bands and the worst pop artists. lol

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#233 Post by skyliner » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:13 pm

HOw many does the Thebby theatre cater for? :mrgreen:

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#234 Post by iTouch » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:32 pm

skyliner wrote:HOw many does the Thebby theatre cater for? :mrgreen:

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#235 Post by rhino » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:48 am

iTouch(myself) wrote:
skyliner wrote:HOw many does the Thebby theatre cater for? :mrgreen:

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That's smaller than I thought.
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#236 Post by skyliner » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:29 pm

You have a point Rhino :wink:

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#237 Post by ghs » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:15 pm

Looks like this new venue is going to be called AEC Theatre. I saw it
advertised today.

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#238 Post by Nort » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:14 am

Drove past last night and while the dome wasn't lit up the big rectangular panel was and it was impressively bright, lighting up even the other side of Port Road. Once everything is finished up that precinct is going to look fantastic.

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#239 Post by waz94 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:18 am

ghs wrote:Looks like this new venue is going to be called AEC Theatre. I saw it
advertised today.
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre?????

Stupid name. Just my opinion for what its worth. :D

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#240 Post by omada » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:16 pm

by skyliner » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:13 pm

HOw many does the Thebby theatre cater for?
Just thought I would give a more realistic figure than 4 :D


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