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La Scala Theatre, Footscray

Venue Summary
Name La Scala Theatre, Footscray
Address 29A Leeds Street, Footscray, Victoria 3011
Operation Dates 1957-11-21 - 1972-09-25
Capacity 1075
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1963-01-01 - 1965-01-01 : Exhibitor : Maggiore, Angelico
1966-01-01 - 1967-01-01 : Exhibitor : Halifax Theatres
1969-01-01 - 1970-01-01 : Exhibitor : Selleck, F. & B.
1970-01-01 - 1972-01-01 : Exhibitor : Coicliano, G.
Venue Comments

Situated on the corner of Hopkins Street.

Italian language film screenings advertised in general terms (no film titles mentioned) for La Scala in Il Globo on the following dates:

1959-12-02 to 1959-12-09
1960-01-27 to 1960-02-03
1960-03-16 to 1960-03-23
1960-03-23 to 1960-03-30
1960-03-30 to 1960-04-06
1960-04-06 to 1960-04-13
1960-04-13 to 1960-04-20
1960-04-20 to 1960-04-27
1960-04-27 to 1960-05-04

1957?- owned and run by the Maggiore family until sold in 1965.

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. 1962/3-1971

Film Weekly (28 November 1957, p. 8) reports "It was a big night in Footscray on Thursday when the first suburban Continental movie house in Victoria - La Scala - opened its doors with a gala screening to aid the Footscray and District Hospital". Seating capacity noted as 808, the theatre also includes an espresso bar and restaurant, a Continental bookshop, a tobacco shop, six office suites and five shops.

Manzie, K 1957, "Continental theatre soon to open in suburb of Melbourne", Film Weekly, 20 June, p. 14.

PROV, VPRS 7882/P1 Public Building Files, Unit 1314, PB 11260

Seccombe, R 2004, Footscray at the Flicks, Coora Films, Mitcham, Vic.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1957-11-21 La Scala Theatre, Footscray 29A Leeds Street
Footscray
Victoria 3011
-37.800613
144.901246
796 Suburb Cinema 1
1971-01-01



1075

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Fra Diavolo Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane (ICI) 1959-11-11 - 1959-11-11
Impero Del Sole, L' 1959-11-18 - 1959-11-18
Riso Amaro Lux Film 1959-11-25 - 1959-11-25
Due Verita, Le Ellis Films 1959-12-09 - 1959-12-16
Cuore Non Conosce Frontiere, Il 1959-12-09 - 1959-12-16
Pecora Ha Cinque Gambe, La 1959-12-23 - 1959-12-23
Don Camillo E L'Onorevole Peppone Cineriz 1960-01-01 - 1968-08-18
Avventure Di Giacomo Casanova, Le CEI Incom 1960-01-06 - 1968-09-29
Frauenarzt Dr. Bertram Neue Filmverleih 1960-01-06 - 1960-01-06
Legge Della Strada, La 1960-01-15 - 1960-01-15
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