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Crown / Newmarket / Vesuvio

Venue Summary
Name Crown / Newmarket / Vesuvio
Address 310 Racecourse Road, Newmarket, Victoria 3031
Operation Dates 1912-07-01 - 1961-11-01
Capacity 1100
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1912-01-01 - 9999-12-31 : Exhibitor : Greater J. D. Williams Amusement Company
1912-07-01 - 1959-01-01 : Exhibitor : Robert Mc Leish Theatres
1932-01-01 - 1938-01-01 : Exhibitor : Theatre Investments Pty Ltd
1960-01-01 - 1961-01-01 : Exhibitor : Petro, S. De
1960-01-01 - 1961-01-01 : Exhibitor : Fava, S.
Venue Comments

Originally the Crown. Operation dates are based on Catrice data. (Catrice, p. 216). Newmarket Theatre closed January 31, 1958

Vesuvio- May 1959-November 1961, as owned and run by Sebastiano de Petro, trading as De Petro Trading Company Pty Ltd.

Film Weekly records the following changes in capacity:
1958/9 = 1200
1960/61 = 1100

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

Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/7- 1960/61

Flemington Spectator 8 December, 1912 "abridged prospectus of Newmarket picture theatre Ltd. to be erected Racecourse Rd, Newport.

Flemington Spectator October 30, 1913 (references the opening of Newmarket Picture Theatre on November 1, 1913.)

Flemington Spectator November 6, 1913 (references and reviews opening night Oct 31)

Flemington Spectator May 3, 1917 (re-opening under management of Robert Mc Leish after extensive renovation)

Hollosy, I 'Newmarket Picture Theatre and Newmarket Picture Theatre Limited' (unpublished research - Bertrand, I Cinema Files: Newmarket)

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1912-07-26 Newmarket 310 Racecourse Road
Newmarket
Victoria 3031
-37.7873106
144.928986
1272 Suburb Cinema 1
1959-05-01 Vesuvio



1200
1961-01-01



1100

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Stella 1959-12-03 - 1959-12-05
Guendalina Lopert Pictures Corporation 1960-03-03 - 1960-03-05
Lure of the swamp Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation 1960-03-03 - 1960-03-05
Difendo il Mio Amore Titanus Distribuzione
Les Films Marceau
1960-03-10 - 1960-03-12
Hand of fate 1960-03-10 - 1960-03-12
Siamo Donne Titanus Distribuzione
I.F.E. Releasing Corporation
Les Films Marceau
1960-03-17 - 1960-03-19
Bijoutiers du Clair de Lune, Les Columbia Pictures 1960-03-17 - 1960-03-19
Indiscreet Warner Bros. 1960-03-24 - 1960-03-26
Pane, Amore E Fantasia Titanus Distribuzione
Les Films Marceau
I.F.E. Releasing Corporation
1960-03-24 - 1960-03-26
Capitano Nero, Il API Film 1960-03-31 - 1960-04-23
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