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Wondergraph / Star / Odeon, Semaphore

Venue Summary
Name Wondergraph / Star / Odeon, Semaphore
Address 65 Semaphore Road, Semaphore, South Australia 5019
Operation Dates 1920-05-22 - 2003-01-01
Capacity 320
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1930-01-01 - 1952-01-01 : Exhibitor : D Clifford Theatres Limited
Venue Comments

Opened as the Wondergraph in 1920. In September 1920 the theatre was acquired by Dan Clifford The freehold was tranferred to Clifford 1921, then to D Clifford Theatres Ltd in November 1923. The theatre became known as the Star in 1930. It converted to sound on January 24, 1931 with No, No Nanette as its first talkie screening. Refurbished in 1952 and named the Odeon. Flint (1977) briefly references the Semaphore Odeon closing 13 November 1976.

References
Flint, C 1977, 'Along film row', Australasian Cinema, 30 June, p. 18.
Filnt, C 2006, ' Semaphore Odeon', Kino Cinema Quarterly, no. 97, p. 30.
1952 'Big Crowd At New Theatre Opening.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 13 June, p. 13, viewed 15 October, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47410270

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1920-05-22 Wondergraph Theatre 65 Semaphore Road
Semaphore
South Australia 5019
-34.8390593
138.4837845
1246 Suburb Cinema 1
1930-01-01 Star



1952-06-12 Odeon Star



1991-12-19 Odeon Star



320

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Midnight Adventure, A Williamsons, J.C. / J.C Williamson Theatre Limited 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-01
Clearing the Trail Universal Pictures 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-01
College Hero, The Australasian Films /UnionTheatres 1928-12-05 - 1928-12-05
Adorable Outcast, The Australasian Films /UnionTheatres 1928-12-05 - 1928-12-05
Little Snob, The Australasian Films /UnionTheatres 1928-12-08 - 1929-01-28
Letzte Walzer, Der Paramount 1928-12-08 - 1928-12-08
Don't Marry Fox 1928-12-12 - 1928-12-12
Legion of the Condemned, The Paramount 1928-12-12 - 1928-12-12
Woman's Way, A Australasian Films /UnionTheatres 1928-12-15 - 1928-12-15
Hot News Paramount 1928-12-15 - 1928-12-15
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