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The Metropole was built on the site of a courtyard with an open-air stage. It was used as a training area for the Birkirkara football club.
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Constructors had been working on the erection of the theatre for a whole year, since June 1953.
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Paul Baldacchino standing on the balcony, overseeing the construction of the theatre.
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The metal frame of the sliding roof.
rooffull
The closed roof of the theatre.
roofopen
The opened sliding roof of the theatre.
workers
Workers who helped in the construction of the Metropole theatre.
projectionists
The projectionists at the Metropole: Joseph Grech, Louis Mamo and Frankie Grech in 1961.
bar
The Metropole theatre's bar.
ticketbooth
The ticketbooth of the theatre.
firstaudience
The first audience at the launch of the Metropole theatre on 17th April 1954.
firstguests
Guests arriving on the inaugural evening of the Metropole theare in April 1954 including the Hon. Dr. T Caruana Demajo, Minister for Industry and Commerce.
techroom
The Hon. Dr. T Caruana Demajo, Minister for Industry and Commerce, being shown around the theatre's technical room.
Ball
The theatre was also used as a venue for events such as the Carnival Ball.