project grew out of a requirement for an auditorium type facility at the SAAF
Museum. The junior members had
been spending time on the cinema hall, cleaning it and painting the walls. The hall is situated in the film and photographic building
complex. The first time the hall
was used, was in April 1998, when it was used as a dining hall for the
competitors and officials taking part in the radio controlled scale aircraft
2000, the Museum management, together with the Friends management, decided to
restore the hall and turn it into an auditorium.
It was a co operative effort, with the Museum and the Friends sharing
the costs and workload.
early 2000, work started. The
construction work was done on Saturdays, by a full time crew of 4 Friends, with
more members helping, when required. The wood was purchased by the Friends,
while the Museum staff cut it to size. Work
commenced until mid 2003, when the floor was completed. The Museum supplied
carpeting and the seating, while the Friends supplied the paint and PA system.
hall was completed to its current state in mid 2004.
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