Old Picture Theatres

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Movie theatres of the past from an era before television, back then it was the only place where you could watch movies, serials, news and cartoons.

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The Hurlstone Park Theatre was opened on May Built on a rather awkward site, the noted cinema architectural firm of Kaberry & Chard d. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Theatre Posters, Art Deco Buildings, As Time Goes By, Theatres, Canterbury, Sydney Australia, Movie Theater

Hoyts Hurlstone Park Theatre in Sydney, AU

The Hurlstone Park Theatre was opened on 5th May 1927. Built on a rather awkward site, the noted cinema architectural firm of Kaberry & Chard d...

original Rivoli Theatre in Burke Road, Camberwell in the In 1940 it relocated to its present site on Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Movie Theater, Historical Photos, Movies To Watch, 1930s, Melbourne, The Past, Theatre Posters

original Rivoli Theatre in Burke Road, Camberwell in the 1930s. In 1940 it relocated to its present site on Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

Rivoli Theatre, Riversdale Rd Camberwell/East Hawthorn as it looked in the still there today as a multiplex. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Melbourne Suburbs, British Prime Ministers, Melbourne Australia, Capital City, Historical Photos, Past, History

Rivoli Theatre - Camberwell Road 1948. Opening in 1940, it replaced a theatre of the same name that was located in Burke Road Camberwell. It was the first twin auditorium theatre in Australia and is actually located in Hawthorn East. Still operating today as a multiplex, operated by Village.

The Regent Theatre in Thornbury, now known as the Thornbury Theatre and divided up in two levels. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Australian Aboriginals, Melbourne Victoria, Theatres, Melbourne Australia, Movie Theater, Buildings, Past

The Regent Theatre in Thornbury, now known as the Thornbury Theatre and divided up in two levels.

 It was an "atmospheric" theatre similar to the Forum in Melbourne. It closed in Mandalay, Movie Theater, Old Pictures, Movies To Watch, New Zealand, Melbourne, Vietnam, The Past, Theatre Posters

Hoyts Goulburn NSW. It was an "atmospheric" theatre similar to the Forum in Melbourne. It closed in 1973.

Old Astor theatre in High Street Shepparton- now the car park next to O'Deas Saddlery Borders Free, Victoria Australia, Old Pictures, Car Parking, Great Places, Melbourne, Past, Cogs, Theatres

Old Astor theatre in High Street Shepparton- now the car park next to O'Deas Saddlery

 Photo taken in Theatre closed in and two years later the building was destroyed by fire when it was derelict. Movie Theater, Old Pictures, Melbourne, Past, Australia, Fire, Theatres, Mansions, House Styles

Lyric Theatre, Bendigo. Photo taken in 1959. Theatre closed in 1965, and two years later the building was destroyed by fire when it was derelict.

circa 1981 when it was a Greek theatre. Australian Aboriginals, Movie Theater, Old Pictures, Movies To Watch, New Zealand, Melbourne, The Past, Greek, Cinema

Westgarth Theatre, Northcote

circa 1981 when it was a Greek theatre. Pic courtesy Darebin Libraries

 Closed in foyer became a shop, cafe still exists, auditorium used for amateur theatre and the Turning Wave Folk Festival held each year. Theatre Posters, Folk Festival, Art Deco Buildings, Theatres, Auditorium, Movie Theater, Old Pictures, Movies To Watch, Foyer

Liberty Theatre, Yass NSW. Closed in 1974, foyer became a shop, cafe still exists, auditorium used for amateur theatre and the Turning Wave Folk Festival held each year.

Hoyts Shore Williamstown in Melbourne, AU - Cinema Treasures Williamstown Victoria, Williamstown Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Melbourne Au, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Historic Homes, Historical Photos, Cinematography

WILLIAMSTOWN.VIC.Hoyts Shore Theatre auditorium. The bayside location is represented in the all decor.

Hoyts Bentleigh theatre as it looked in the Cinema closed in now a real estate office. Real Estate Office, Theatres, Local History, Movie Theater, Old Pictures, Movies To Watch, 1940s, Melbourne, The Past

Hoyts Bentleigh theatre as it looked in the 1940s. Cinema closed in 1984, now a real estate office.

Flashback to 1947 when Moreland had a cinema . the Hoyts’ Grand Cinema was located at 324 Sydney Road, Coburg. Home History, Local History, Family History, Melbourne Victoria, Victoria Australia, Australian Photography, Melbourne Australia, Vic Australia, Historical Images

Former Hoyts Grand theatre on Sydney Road, Coburg. The movies listed on the marquee were "Hit The Ice" starring Abbott and Costello and "Slightly Terrific". So I think this photo was taken in 1945. The Vizzini Social Club occupies this building today.