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Petersham Picture Show / Audley No 2 / Waddington's / Elite / Queen's / Majestic / Odeon / Oreon

Venue Summary
Name Petersham Picture Show / Audley No 2 / Waddington's / Elite / Queen's / Majestic / Odeon / Oreon
Address 49 Canterbury Road, Petersham, New South Wales 2049
Operation Dates 1921-01-01 - 1976-01-01
Capacity 1602
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1946-01-01 - 1964-01-01 : Exhibitor : Acme Theatres Pty. Ltd.
1964-01-01 - 9999-12-31 : Exhibitor : Louis, C. (Louis Film Co.)
Venue Comments

"The Majestic opened in 1921 on the site of an older theatre; Petersham Picture show, also known as Audley No 2, Waddington's, Elite and Queen's. The new Majestic seated some 3,000 patrons when first opened. In 1946 it became part of Greater Union's empire and in 1947 was renamed Odeon. In 1952 it was extensively modernised (except the facade) seating being reduced to 1764... GU continued to operate it, but sometime in the 1960s it was sold and used by several operators to screen continental films until 1976, when it closed completely." (Tod 2011, p.17)

References
Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/7-1971
Tod, L 2011, 'Four ladies lost', Dress Circle, vol. 13, no. 2. p.17

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1921-01-01 Majestic 49 Canterbury Road
Petersham
New South Wales 2049
-33.89613
151.153121
3000 Suburb Cinema 1
1947-01-01 Odeon



1953-01-01



1764
1957-01-01



1533
1965-01-01



1500
1971-01-01



1602

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Ciociara, La Embassy Pictures Corporation
Titanus Distribuzione
1964-03-03 - 1964-03-05
Segno Di Venere, Il Titanus Distribuzione 1964-09-12 - 1964-09-12
Altri Tempi I.F.E. Releasing Corporation 1964-09-12 - 1964-09-12
Labbra Rosse Royal Films International 1964-09-19 - 1964-09-19
Cavaliere Del Sogno (Gaetano Donizetti), Il Titanus Distribuzione 1964-09-19 - 1964-09-19
Difendo il Mio Amore Titanus Distribuzione
Les Films Marceau
1964-09-26 - 1964-09-26
Presidentessa, La I.F.E. Releasing Corporation
Minerva Film
Titanus Distribuzione
1964-09-26 - 1964-09-26
Ten Commandments, The Paramount 1964-09-29 - 1964-09-29
Tre Storie Proibite Ellis Films
Warner Bros.
1964-10-03 - 1964-10-03
Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli Astor Pictures Corporation 1964-10-22 - 1964-10-28
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