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York, Adelaide

Venue Summary
Name York, Adelaide
Address cnr Gawler Place and Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Operation Dates 1921-11-05 - 1960-08-30
Capacity 1866
Suburban/Country City
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1953-11-09 - 1960-06-30 : Exhibitor : Ozone Theatres Limited
1953-11-09 - 1960-09-30 : Owned : Adelaide City Council
Venue Comments

In 1929 Union Theatres took over the theatre from the Greater Wondergraph Company. For a short time after WWWII it became known as 'The Voice of Britain' because it it screened British films exclusively. The all British film policy ended in 1952. On 9 November 1953 the Adelaide City Council purchased the York Theatre. The ACC leased the property back to York Theatre Ltd (the Waterman familty). This lease expired on 30 June 1960, and for 3 months the York was leased by Hoyts closing on 30 September. Building demolished in 1962.

Ozone till 53/54 then SA Theatres, but listed as Ozone in 58/59

Film Weekly records the following changes in capacity:

1946/7 = 1769
1947/8 = 1722

References
1921 'THE YORK.', The Register 1 November, p. 6, viewed 1 November, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63352433
Adey, J 2001, 'The York Theatre', Kino Cinema Quarterly, no. 75, p. 14
Film Weekly, Film Weekly: Motion Picture Directory Sydney. 1946/7-1959/60

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1921-11-05 York cnr Gawler Place and Rundle Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
-34.922886
138.601901
1866 City Cinema 1

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Happiness Ahead First National Pictures 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-07
Private Life of Helen of Troy, The First National Pictures 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-07
Warming Up Paramount 1928-12-08 - 1928-12-14
Racket, The Paramount 1928-12-08 - 1928-12-14
Wheel of Chance, The First National Pictures 1928-12-15 - 1928-12-21
Wicked Kasimir, The Cinema Art Films 1928-12-15 - 1928-12-21
Leopard Lady, The First National Pictures 1928-12-15 - 1928-12-21
Honeymoon Flats Universal Pictures 1928-12-22 - 1928-12-28
Sawdust Paradise, The Paramount 1928-12-22 - 1928-12-28
Heart to Heart First National Pictures 1928-12-29 - 1929-01-04
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