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Sun, Yarraville

Venue Summary
Name Sun, Yarraville
Address 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville, Victoria 3013
Operation Dates 1938-04-30 - 9999-12-31
Capacity 1041
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1938-04-28 - 1964-01-01 : Owned : Yeomans, Ernest
1965-01-01 - 1982-03-01 : Exhibitor : Cosmopolitan Motion Pictures
1995-01-01 - 9999-12-31 : Owned : Smith, Michael
Venue Comments

The theatre had it's first screening on April 29, 1938 and the following day the theatre was open for business. Owned and managed by the Yeoman's until the late 60's. Sold to Cosmopolitan Theatres and operated as a Greek cinema until March 1982.

The Sun Theatre, now refurbished, is still operating: "The new owners began one of Melbourne’s most popular film societies from 1998 to 2003 which encouraged them to go all out and bring the SUN back to glory. The large auditorium has been divided into 4 cinemas and another 2 cinemas have recently been added to some land at the rear." (http://www.suntheatre.com.au/history.php)

The refurbished Sun Theatre will have 5 screens seating 200, 170, 100, 70, and 60 patrons.

References
Bailey, J 2007, 'Obscure objects of desire', Age, December 9, p.18.
Cook, R 1995, 'Sun theatre - Yarraville' CinemaRecord, Cinema and Theatre Historical Society, no.10, pp. 7-10.

Hanson, I 1982, 'The Sun - Yarraville', Kino: journal of the Australian theatre historical society. October, no. 2, pp. 7-9.

2001, 'Sun multiplex plans' Cinema Record, Iss.33, Winter, p.7.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1938-04-30 Sun 8 Ballarat Street
Yarraville
Victoria 3013
-37.816036
144.890892
1041 Suburb Cinema 1
1996-01-01



Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Hartopektra, I 1962-08-25 - 1979-10-27
Matomeno Faraggi, To 1962-08-25 - 1962-08-27
Dhrakos tou Valtou, O 1962-09-01 - 1962-09-03
Xilo Vyike Apo Ton Paradhisso, To 1962-09-01 - 1976-12-19
Dholoma, To 1962-09-08 - 1979-10-06
1962-09-08 - 1962-09-10
Kazim o tromos ton Indhion 1962-09-15 - 1962-09-17
Agni Ki Atimasmeni 1962-09-15 - 1962-09-17
Katara tis Manas, I 1962-09-23 - 1976-03-28
Tou Koutrouli O Gamos 1962-09-23 - 1962-09-24
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