State Cinema, Nelson

Grant Type: 
Upgrade Works Grant
Date funded: 
September 2018

The State Cinema project received $58,917 to contribute towards the strengthening of the street-facing front parapet.

The State Chambers Building, which incorporates the State Cinema, is a Category 2 Historic Place and Group B heritage building in the Nelson Resource Management Plan.

This building is one of Nelson’s largest commercial heritage assets and is located on the city’s main shopping thoroughfare, Trafalgar Street. It was built in 1936 out of steel reinforced concrete and has operated as a cinema since that time. It is the only art deco building of significance on the main street.  

The Heritage EQUIP grant of $58,917 will support the owners to complete this final stage of the cinema’s ongoing strengthening programme.

New Zealand Heritage List entry - Heritage New Zealand website