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Dendy / Dendy Twin Brighton

Venue Summary
Name Dendy / Dendy Twin Brighton
Address Church Street, Brighton North, Victoria 3186
Operation Dates 1959-12-03 - 1994-01-01
Capacity 1098
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 2
Roles
1959-12-03 - 1984-01-01 : Owned : Middle Brighton Theatres Pty Ltd
Venue Comments

Operated as a single screen venue from 1940-84 holding its final screening Jan. 30, 1984.
Cinema Two was built on area previously used as a swimming pool and operated as Dendy Twin from 1984-94.
-Installed an entirely computerized system in 1967 during renovations
On the 1st of December, 1994 the Dendy opened their Cinema Three, in 2000 their Cinema Four and in 2005 their Cinema Five.

References

1940 'NEW BRIGHTON THEATRE.', The Argus, 30 November, p. 5, viewed 27 November, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11310385

Cinema & Theatre Historical Society Victoria, 1997 Cinema index: Melbourne cinemas, suburban cinemas, Victorian drive-ins, The Society, Bentleigh, Vic.

Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/7-1971.

Film screenings advertised in The Herald until 1981.

Kino: journal of the Australian theatre historical society 1984, vol. 7, Mar. p. 23.
Perkin, C 1980, 'He's fine: Dendy too', Age, July 24.

Miller, B 1995 'Dendy Theatre Complex - Middle Brighton' CinemaRecord, no. 7. p. 5.

Plamer, H 1967, 'Dandy for Dendy', The Sun, Oct. 17, p.29: contains reference to the building of the second theatre. Robert Ward also discusses screening policy.

Reed, E 2006, 'Memories of the Dendy Theatre', Kino Cinema Quarterly, no. 97, p. 8.
Thorne 1981, Cinemas of Australia via USA, p.137.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1940-11-29 Dendy 24 Church Street
Brighton
Victoria 3186
-37.912884
144.992922
1100 Suburb Cinema 1
1944-01-01



1158
1949-01-01



1100
1959-12-03



1971-01-01



1098
1984-01-01 Dendy Twin Brighton Church Street
Brighton North
-37.915957
144.996689
2

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Golfo Greek Motion Pictures Inc. 1961-12-02 - 1961-12-02
El Cid Allied Artists
J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
1963-04-04 - 1963-04-04
Boccaccio 70 Embassy Pictures Corporation
Cristaldifilm
1964-09-15 - 1964-09-16
Mikres Afrodites 1968-07-01 - 1968-08-14
Total Entries 4, Total Pages 1