Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A new stage begins

First day back at school.

Not too long to wait now. A new school library will be built on the site of the old one!

Meanwhile, in Sydney's CBD, some of my old Star Trek pals' favourite haunts have been slated for demolition:

The Pitt Centre, Sydney

the Greater Union Pitt Centre cinemas, on Pitt Street, where we attended the premiere of "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" - we came to call it "the pits centre" because we were disappointed that the oft-promised Greater Union Centre on George Street was still a deep hole in the ground, on the site of the beautiful old Paramount and Rapallo Theatres.

Greater Union Pitt Centre, Sydney

Next to the Pitt Centre was the former Mars Steakhouse, the upstairs left of this arrangement of shops, most recently an expansion of the Chinese restaurant on the other side of that level.

Mars Steak House site, Sydney

Further in, on the ground level, was the now long-lamented Fritzel's Schnitzels. Both restaurants hosted many a birthday function for Sydney Star Trek fans after a marathon of episodes at ANZAC House in the 80s.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock premiere
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock premiere

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