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Star Norwood

Venue Summary
Name Star Norwood
Address Cnr Queen Street & The Parade, Norwood, South Australia 5067
Operation Dates 1923-05-16 - 1968-01-01
Capacity 1655
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
1923-05-16 - 1968-01-01 : Unknown : D Clifford Theatres Limited
Venue Comments

"During 1922 the Clifford empire continued to expand with the construction of the Norwood Star. Dan Clifford submitted the plans which were prepared by the Sydney architects, Caberry & Chard, to the Inspector in September 1922. A week later they were approved and work commenced under the supervision of C.A. Smith. One of the features of the picture house's interior was the parochial colours. The Register (17 May 1923) reported that the ceiling had been "constructed in eight bays of white lattice work, into which are fitted amber ceiling lights edged with the Norwood football colours."

The auditorium, which was 137 feet (42 metres) from the back wall to the back of the stage and was 76 feet (23 metres) wide, had along each side four boxes with six armchairs each. The total seating capacity of the theatre was 1,655. One of the features of the imposing structure was the incorporation of eight shops along the theatre's length fronting the Parade. The cost of the land, theatre and eight shops was a little over £20,000. The Norwood Star was officially opened by the Mayor of Norwood, W. Essery, on 16 May 1923." D. Walker, Adelaide's Silent Nights.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1923-05-16 Star Norwood Cnr Queen Street & The Parade
South Australia 5067
1655 Suburb Cinema 1


Films Distributor Dates
Hawk's Nest, The First National Pictures 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-01
Two Arabian Knights 1928-12-01 - 1928-12-01
Only a Bride Paramount 1928-12-04 - 1928-12-05
Clearing the Trail Universal Pictures 1928-12-05 - 1928-12-05
Legion of the Condemned, The Paramount 1928-12-08 - 1928-12-08
Three Ring Marriage First National Pictures 1928-12-08 - 1928-12-08
Letzte Walzer, Der Paramount 1928-12-12 - 1928-12-12
Escape, The Fox 1928-12-12 - 1928-12-12
Diamond Handcuffs Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 1928-12-15 - 1928-12-15
Fortune Hunter, The Australasian Films /UnionTheatres 1928-12-15 - 1928-12-15
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