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Grand / Mayfair / Sturt, Adelaide

Venue Summary
Name Grand / Mayfair / Sturt, Adelaide
Address 23 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Operation Dates 1916-11-30 - 1976-02-05
Capacity 698
Suburban/Country City
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1916-11-30 - 1934-01-01 : Owned :
1934-03-30 - 1976-02-05 : Exhibitor : Greater Union Organisation Pty Ltd
Venue Comments

Situated on the corner of James Place. Opened in 1916 as the Grand; changed to the Mayfair in 1934; changed to the Sturt in May 1955; closed in Feb 1976.
320 seats in the stalls and 378 in the circle

Film Weekly records the following changes in seating capacity:
1946/7-1948/9 = 933
1949/50-1954/5 = 917
1955/6-1957/8 = 700
1959/60-1963/4 = 698
1964/5-1971 = 699

References

'A change of pictures: new arrangements at The Grand Theatre' The Advertiser 2 June 1919, page 10.
Fielding, R 2005, 'The theatres of Windsor at Brighton & Seacliff', Kino Cinema Quartely, no.92, p. 36
Fielding, R 2005, 'Sturt Adelaide's cinema of distinction', Kino Cinema Quarterly, no. 92, p. 8
Film Weekly, Film Weekly Motion Picture Directory 1946/7-1971
Harrington, B & Adey 2002, 'The triumphant three', Kino Cinema Quarterly, no. 81, p. 6
Mc Dougall & Vines 2006 The City of Adelaide: a Thematic History, p. 101

1916 'NEW PICTURE THEATRE.', The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), 25 November, p. 6, viewed 15 October, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59823227

Bertrand, I Cinema file: Mount Gambier (unpublished research).

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1916-11-03 Grand 23 Rundle Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
-34.9226785
138.6057088
1100 City Cinema 1
1934-03-30 Mayfair



933
1955-05-01 Sturt



698

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Street of Chance Paramount 1930-07-05 - 1930-07-11
Lost Zeppelin, The 1930-07-05 - 1930-07-11
New York Nights United Artists 1930-07-12 - 1930-07-18
Dangerous Paradise Paramount 1930-07-12 - 1930-07-18
Sacred Flame, The First National Pictures 1930-07-19 - 1930-07-25
Men Are Like That Paramount 1930-07-19 - 1930-07-25
Texan, The Paramount 1930-07-26 - 1930-08-01
Young Nowheres First National Pictures 1930-07-26 - 1930-08-01
Honey Paramount 1930-08-02 - 1930-08-08
Dark Streets First National Pictures 1930-08-02 - 1930-08-08
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