Bomber light, Empire Theatre, Toowoomba. Gorgeous Art Deco decor throughout.

Gorgeous Art Deco decor throughout.

The Empire Theatre , Toowoomba

The Empire Theatre , Toowoomba

Empire Theatre,Neil St,Toowoomba,Queensland (year unknown).A♥W

Empire Theatre--this one burned down in the

Empire Theatre Interior

Art Deco Delight - The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba

Art Deco Delight - The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba - Tiffin - bite sized food adventures

Original Empire 1933 theatre.

Original Empire 1933 theatre.

The Empire Theatre Company’s 2,200 seat cinema, the first purpose-built cinema in Toowoomba, was also the largest in regional Australia. It opened on 29 June 1911 with live entertainment by the 2 Quealys and the 2 Sheppards. The practice of including live performers as part of the entertainment package continued on a regular basis well into the 1920s. The theatre, which also served as a vaudeville house and concert theatre on occasion.

The Empire Theatre Company’s 2,200 seat cinema, the first purpose-built cinema in Toowoomba, was also the largest in regional Australia. It opened on 29 June 1911 with live entertainment by the 2 Quealys and the 2 Sheppards. The practice of including live performers as part of the entertainment package continued on a regular basis well into the 1920s. The theatre, which also served as a vaudeville house and concert theatre on occasion.

Restoration of the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, 1997 [picture]

Restoration of the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, 1997 [picture]

The original brick walls were preserved when the rebuild happened

The original brick walls were preserved when the rebuild happened

THE Empire Theatre will kick off its centenary celebrations with an exhibition at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery from this Thursday to July 10. Evolution of An Empire is an exhibition of historical items from the theatre’s collection, celebrating 100 years of the Empire Theatre. From its cinematic roots to its current theatrical and corporate success, the exhibition will showcase items from all eras of the theatre including the early film years, the 1933 fire.

THE Empire Theatre will kick off its centenary celebrations with an exhibition at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery from this Thursday to July 10. Evolution of An Empire is an exhibition of historical items from the theatre’s collection, celebrating 100 years of the Empire Theatre. From its cinematic roots to its current theatrical and corporate success, the exhibition will showcase items from all eras of the theatre including the early film years, the 1933 fire.

Art Deco detailing. The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba * Read about it at TIFFIN - bite sized food adventures -

Art Deco Delight - The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba

The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba * Read about it at TIFFIN - bite sized food adventures -

The venue’s technical staff decided it was time to replace their aging Martin MAC500 fixtures with a newer model; something that could provide more output in a small size and a certain price bracket.

The venue’s technical staff decided it was time to replace their aging Martin fixtures with a newer model; something that could provide more output in a small size and a certain price bracket.

Weis ice cream store opposite Empire Theatre 1950's.

Weis ice cream store opposite Empire Theatre 1950's.

General manager of the Empire Theatre Ann-Marie Ryan outside the old shed. INSET: The inside of the old shed.

General manager of the Empire Theatre Ann-Marie Ryan outside the old shed. INSET: The inside of the old shed.

Empire Theatre entry and foyer refurbishment. RW Joiners

Empire Theatre entry and foyer refurbishment.

Home movie footage of the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba burning down (1933). Images of burning building at night, and ruined building remains in daylight.

Home movie footage of the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba burning down Images of burning building at night, and ruined building remains in daylight.

On Saturday, June 28th 1997, the Empire Theatre became Toowoomba’s premier performing arts centre and a new era of entertainment and performing arts began on the Darling Downs.

On Saturday, June the Empire Theatre became Toowoomba’s premier performing arts centre and a new era of entertainment and performing arts began on the Darling Downs.

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