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Park, Albert Park

Venue Summary
Name Park, Albert Park
Address 319 Montague Street, Albert Park, Victoria 3206
Operation Dates 1938-12-24 - 1962-03-31
Capacity 1573
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

Architects: H. Vivian Taylor and Soilleux
Builders: T.R. & L. Cockram Pty. Ltd.

Total building costs came to 50,000 pounds.
The new building was given favourable reviews.
It is noted in Cinema Record that the Rivoli in Camberwell (built 194)
has similar features of the Park though on a much larger scale.
The stalls held 977 seats whilst the circle held 575.
A popular feature at The Park was the Hammond Organ which
would often be used with screenings until the 1950s

1939, Building, March 24.
Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/7-1961/2
Hanson, I 2001, 'The Albert Park trio' Cinema Record, Iss. 31, First Quarter, pp.6-13.
Thorne R 1981, 'Cinemas of Australia via USA', pp.257-259.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1938-12-24 Park, Albert Park 319 Montague Street
Albert Park
Victoria 3206
1552 Suburb Cinema 1