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Newport Theatre / Plaza, Newport

Venue Summary
Name Newport Theatre / Plaza, Newport
Address 435 Melbourne Road, Newport, Victoria 3015
Operation Dates 1923-03-12 - 1968-07-29
Capacity 850
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1932-01-01 - 1965-01-01 : Exhibitor : Southern Theatres Pty Ltd
1968-07-01 - 1968-07-29 : Exhibitor : Galle, F.
Venue Comments

Film Weekly records the following changes in capacity:

1946/47-1948/49 = 769
1950/51-1953/54 = 850
1954/5-1958/9 = 650
1960/61-1961/62 = 600
1962/63-1964/65 = 850

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. 1946/47-1969/70.

'Opening Newport theatre' Argus March 10, 1923 ("Next Monday night. Mr Dark has selecetd for the opening night of the Newport Theatre (0n Monday night), one of the finest pictures to date. Rudolph Valentino...")

'Re-naming theatres- enterprise of Southern Theatres Pty' Williamstown Chronicle November 5, 1932 (Southern Theatre took over control of the Empress and Newport Theatres 10 months prior. The article reviews opening night. Theatre renamed The Plaza)

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1923-03-12 Newport 435 Melbourne Road
Newport
Victoria 3015
-37.841516
144.882803
769 Suburb Cinema 1
1932-11-01 Plaza



1943-01-01



925
1946-01-01



769
1951-01-01



850
1955-01-01



650
1961-01-01



600
1963-01-01



850

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Salvatore Giuliano World Film Distributors Pty. Ltd.
Cristaldifilm
1967-01-15 - 1967-01-15
Vangelo Secondo Matteo, Il Titanus Distribuzione 1967-06-22 - 1967-06-25
Total Entries 2, Total Pages 1