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Time, Balwyn

Venue Summary
Name Time, Balwyn
Address 449 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Operation Dates 1941-06-14 - 1964-02-29
Capacity 1176
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

On the 3 May 1945 an explosion in the gas heating system took hold and a fire started at 10.15pm during an evening session where 400 people were evacuated. (Hanson, p. 20) The theatre was declared unsafe and after repairs were carried out it re-opened 8 days later on May 11.

From April 22 1962 restricted screening.

Venue: Other Information
Closing date based on last screening listed in The Herald.

Cinema & Theatre Historical Society 1997, Cinema index : Melbourne cinemas, suburban cinemas, Victorian drive-ins. CATHS, Victoria.

Cinema listings sighted in the The Herald Jan 1947-Jan 1964

Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/47-1963/64

Hanson, I 1986, 'Hoyts Time Theatre, Balwyn, Victoria', Kino: journal of Australian theatre historical society, No. 18, pp. 20-1.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1941-06-14 Time 449 Whitehorse Road
Victoria 3103
1176 Suburb Cinema 1