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Ascot/New Ascot/Cinema Colosseo, Ascot Vale

Venue Summary
Name Ascot/New Ascot/Cinema Colosseo, Ascot Vale
Address 201 Union Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032
Operation Dates 1924-10-16 - 9999-12-31
Capacity 1392
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1924-10-16 - 1962-01-01 : Exhibitor : Essendon Theatres Ltd
1963-01-01 - 1968-12-11 : Exhibitor : Evans, William & Joyce, J.
1969-01-01 - 1970-01-01 : Exhibitor : Cosmopolitan Motion Pictures
1969-01-02 - 9999-12-31 : Owned : World Film Distributors Pty. Ltd.
Venue Comments

Listed in the Herald as the Ascot until 1968 and in the Film Weekly motion picture directory until 1968/9. Listed in the 1970 and 71 Film Weekly directory as Cinema Colosseo.

Advertised in Il Globo on December 10, 1968, p. 16 - Opening for Cinema Colosseo also announced on December 20, 1968.

Film Weekly records the following changes in capacity:
1946/47-1957/58 = 1525
1958/59-1961/62 = 1425
1962/63-1966/67 = 1120
1967/68-1971 = 1392

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, 1946/7-1971
Aldous, 'The stop over that stayed- a history of Essendon', pp.87-89.

'New Ascot theatre', The Argus, 16 October 1924, p. 9.
- "The new Ascot Theatre, In Union road, Ascot Vale, was privately opened last night. It was built by Essendon Theatres Limited at a cost of £24.000"

201 Union Rd, Ascot Vale

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1924-10-16 New Ascot 201 Union Road
Ascot Vale
Victoria 3032
-37.772988
144.91573
1200 Suburb Cinema 1
1947-01-01 Ascot



1525
1959-01-01



1425
1963-01-01



1120
1968-12-10 Cinema Colosseso



1392

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Eterna Catena, L' 1960-09-15 - 1969-09-07
Enchanted Coast 1960-09-15 - 1960-09-17
Londra Chiama Polo Nord Lux Compagnie Cinematographique de France
Allied Artists
1962-02-01 - 1962-02-03
Kansas Pacific Allied Artists 1962-02-01 - 1962-02-03
Giorni Contati, I 1964-09-17 - 1964-09-19
Tarzan, the Ape Man 1964-09-17 - 1964-09-19
Pirati di Tripoli Columbia Pictures 1964-09-18 - 1964-09-19
Uccelli, Gli Universal Pictures 1964-09-24 - 1964-09-26
Captain Clegg J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Universal Pictures
1964-09-24 - 1964-09-26
Billy the Kid Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 1964-09-24 - 1964-09-26
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