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Paramount, Oakleigh

Venue Summary
Name Paramount, Oakleigh
Address 59 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh, Victoria 3166
Operation Dates 1922-06-16 - 1976-01-01
Capacity 1302
Suburban/Country Unknown
Purpose Unknown
Screens 1
Roles
1946-01-01 - 1966-01-01 : Exhibitor : Kitchen, J. & R.
1966-01-01 - 1971-01-01 : Exhibitor : Cosmopolitan Motion Pictures
1967-12-17 - 1971-01-01 : Owned : Cosmopolitan Motion Pictures
Venue Comments

Operation dates based on Catrice (Catrice, p. 220).
Exhibitor dates according to Film Weekly.

Film Weekly records the following changes in capacity:

1946/47-1953/4 = 1350
1954/5-1957/8 =1450
1958/9-1969/70 =1350
1971 =1302

Demolished in May 1980.

Venue: Other Information
According to CATHS opened in 1938, seating capacity of 1450.

Australasian Cinema (7 December 1979, p. 47.) reports a fire in the Paramount theatre in May 1979.

The Age (11 May 1979, p. 5) "Theatre is destroyed" - refers to a fire on 10th May 1979 which destroyed the Paramount Theatre.

References
Catrice, D. 1991. Cinemas in Melbourne 1896-1942. Thesis (M.A.) Monash University, 1991.

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- 1971

57 Warrigal Road

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1922-06-16 Paramount 59 Warrigal Road
Oakleigh
Victoria 3166
-37.8871093
145.0893656
1350 Unknown Unknown 1
1955-01-01



1450
1959-01-01



1350
1971-01-01



1302

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Devta 1962-08-26 - 1962-08-27
Dhavid ke Goliath 1962-09-02 - 1962-09-03
Perifrona Me, Glykia Mou 1962-09-02 - 1975-09-14
Hartopektra, I 1962-09-09 - 1976-06-27
Kozaki, I 1962-09-09 - 1962-09-10
Koritsia stin ammoudhia, Ta 1962-09-16 - 1962-09-17
Addio Zoe 1962-09-16 - 1973-03-11
Dholoma, To 1962-09-23 - 1975-03-09
Pistolia tou tromou, Ta 1962-09-23 - 1962-09-24
Apagoyi 1962-09-30 - 1962-10-01
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