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Amusu Theatre

Venue Summary
Name Amusu Theatre
Address 791-801 Anzac Parade, Maroubra, New South Wales 2035
Operation Dates 1921-12-01 - 1958-06-13
Capacity 1508
Screens 1
1921-12-01 - 1921-12-01 : Exhibitor : Acme Thrs. Pty. Ltd.
1951-01-01 - 1951-01-01 : Exhibitor : Eastern Suburbs Cinema Pty. Ltd.
Venue Comments

Data from Film Weekly and
Located in the south Sydney district of Maroubra Junction. The Amusu Theatre was built and operated by two Americans, Amos Hinton and Arthur Hennessey and opened in December 1921 with seating for 1,508 patrons. State records show an application for re-modeling in 15th May 1929, to the plans of architect C.B. Gray.
The Amusu Theatre was further revamped in an Art Deco style in 1940. By 1951 it was operated by Eastern Suburbs Cinemas chain.
Closed on 13th June 1958 with “Davy” and Cornel Wilde in “The Devils Hairpin”. It was demolished and a petrol station was built on the site, which closed in 1979. This too has now been demolished and replaced by the usual large block of flats.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1917-11-30 Amusu Theatre 791-801 Anzac Parade
New South Wales 2035
1508 1


Films Distributor Dates
Ena votsalo sti limni… 1952-02-06 - 1952-02-06
Total Entries 1, Total Pages 1