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Empire, Adelaide

Venue Summary
Name Empire, Adelaide
Address 61 Grote Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Operation Dates 1910-06-04 - 1948-11-01
Capacity 1031
Suburban/Country City
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1910-06-04 - 1948-11-01 : Exhibitor : Moffat, W.
Venue Comments

The Empire was designed by the architect A. Barnham Black. It occupied a site 51 feet by 104 feet. Vaudeville acts along with movint pictures were presented on the opening night of 10 April 1909 and one year later, the management announced a season of pictures would be inaugurated on 4 June 1910. From that day until 1948, the theatre was used for the sole purpose of screening films.
D. Walker, 'Adelaide's Silent Nights'

Article in the Adelaide Advertiser makes reference to Empire theatre: " The new theatre which Messrs. Lennon, Hyman, and Lennon intend to erect at Port Adelaide will be a replica of their popular Empire Theatre, in Grote-street."

References
Film Weekly. Film Weekly: Motion Picture Directory. Sydney 1946/7-1952/3
'The new Port Adelaide theatre' Adelaide Advertiser, 22 April 1910
Wlaker, D Adelaide Nights

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1910-06-04 Empire 61 Grote Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
-34.929371
138.596677
1031 City Cinema 1

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Across to Singapore Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-01
Michigan Kid, The Universal Pictures 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-01
Lure of the Wild, The Australasian Films /UnionTheatres 1928-12-03 - 1928-12-03
How to Manage Women Universal Pictures 1928-12-03 - 1928-12-03
London Love 1928-12-05 - 1928-12-05
Rat, The 1928-12-05 - 1928-12-05
Twelve Miles Out Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 1928-12-07 - 1928-12-07
Sign of Four 1928-12-07 - 1928-12-07
Tessie 1928-12-08 - 1928-12-08
13th Hour, The 1928-12-08 - 1928-12-08
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