Inspector Gjelstad Looked Up The Stairs ...

Inspector Adam Gjelstad looked up the stairs and sniffed. The air hung thick with the smell of booze, bar fights, and scariest of all, Betty.

Inside The Capitol Cinema (Miramar, Wellington) ca 1928

Great find by Rob McDonald on the "We love our restored cinema: from Capitol Court to THE MIRAMAR" Facebook group
Interior of the Capitol Theatre, a cinema on the corner of Miramar Avenue and Park Road, Miramar, Wellington. Photograph taken by Gordon Burt circa 1928.

Source: National Library NZ -

I am taking fairly regular snaps of the The Miramar (as the new cinema will be known) as it is rebuilt from the ground up: