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Kinema, Albert Park

Venue Summary
Name Kinema, Albert Park
Address 170 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria 3206
Operation Dates 1920-01-01 - 1983-10-30
Capacity 1284
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1946-01-01 - 1962-01-01 : Exhibitor : Kinema Theatres Pty Ltd
1963-01-01 - 1966-12-31 : Exhibitor : Consolidated Theatres Pty Ltd
1966-12-31 - 1983-10-30 : Owned : Cosmopolitan Motion Pictures
Venue Comments

"Kinema theatre closed down on October 30, 1983...The Kinema outlived by nearly twenty years the huge Hoyts Park theatre which was built to replace it" (Kino, p. 18)

The cinema re-opened in 1938 after an extensive renovation by architect R. A. Le P. Terry and under the control of the Consolidated Theatres Company. The new manager was Stan Cherry.

Venue: Other Information
Kinema opened in 1920. Hoyts sold it just before the opening of Park. Towards the end of 1938, the theatre was reopened and was under the control of the then newly formed Consolidated Theatre Company. Alterations to the building were made at this time.

Sold to Cosmopolitan Theatres in Feb 1966. "By the 1970's only Greek films were being screened usually at weekends." (Hanson, p. 13)

Final screening Oct 30, 1983.

Exhibitor dates are based on Film Weekly motion picture directories 1946/7-1969/70.

Architect: R.A. Le, P. Terry
Builders: T.R. and L. Cockram Pty. Ltd.

References
Cinema & Theatre Historical Society 1997, CInema index : Melbourne cinemas, suburban cinemas, Victorian drive-ins. CATHS, Victoria.

Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/7- 1969/70

Kino: journal of the Australian theatre historical society, vol. 6, December 1983, p. 18.

Hanson, I 2001, 'The Albert Park trio' CinemaRecord, Cinema and Theatre Historical Society Victoria, no. 31, pp. 6-13.
Thorne, R 1981, 'Cinemas of Australian via U.S.A.', p.229.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1920-01-01 Kinema, Albert Part 170 Bridport Street
Albert Park
Victoria 3206
-37.840807
144.954561
1284 Suburb Cinema 1

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Agni Ki Atimasmeni 1962-08-25 - 1962-08-27
1962-08-25 - 1962-08-27
Floyes tis Kalkoutas, I 1962-09-01 - 1962-09-03
Katara tis Manas, I 1962-09-01 - 1976-03-07
Remali Tis Fokionos Negri, To 1962-09-08 - 1969-10-19
Zillia 1962-09-08 - 1962-09-10
Pedhia tou karagnou, Ta 1962-09-15 - 1962-09-17
Praktores 005 Enantion Chrissopodharou 1962-09-15 - 1962-09-17
1962-09-22 - 1962-09-24
Dhipsameni Yi' Agapi 1962-09-22 - 1962-09-24
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