ANOTHER relic of the past have been lost as demolition work began on the Pix Theatre in Geelong West today.
The former Elizabeth St theatre which screened films for about 30 years until the late 1990s will be transformed into two homes with its original walls and trusses retained.
The theatre famous for its plush red leather seats was known to show niche films and cater to high schools groups during its operational years.
Geelong West resident Rosemary Nugent said she first went to the theatre in the 1960s to watch a Disney film.
“It was nice having a community cinema and it was a bit of a gathering place for the local community.
“It’s a shame to see some of the theatre knocked down, it does evoke a lot of memories for people in the area,” Ms Nugent said.
The Pivotonian cinema were blocked from establishing at the Elizabeth St site in 2015 due to a real estate covenant imposed by Village cinemas.
Earlier today a group of demolition workers stripped the inside of the 600sq m theatre with debris filling a 10-metre skip bin.
In recent times the cinema has operated as a church, known in 2010 as the Potters House Church.