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Alhambra, Brunswick

Venue Summary
Name Alhambra, Brunswick
Address 828 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Operation Dates 1914-11-24 - 1959-07-04
Capacity 1344
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
1914-11-24 - 1946-01-01 : Owned : Allen, Percy
1917-01-01 - 1922-01-01 : Leased : Crisp and Smith Theatres
1923-01-01 - 1940-01-01 : Leased : Associated Theatres Pty. Ltd.
Venue Comments

The Alhambra opened in February 1915 with the photo play "Harbour Lights" and travel picture "Australia's Unknown".(Westmore, p. 4) The last film screened in 1959-07-04 was "In Love and War". (Westmore, p. 6)

Venue: Other Information
Later to become the Brunswick Ice Skating Rink (1964-66), and later a tyre sale yard.

Cunningham, L 1995, Frame by frame: a history of Brunswick's picture theatres, Brunswick Community History Group, Victoria.

Westmore, A 1998, 'Hoyts Alhambra' CinemaRecord, Cinema and Theatre Historical Society, no.17, pp. 4-6.

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

Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/7-1958/9.

Film screenings advertised in The Herald until June 1959.

1959, 'Of out theatres' , TV Week August 13, p.7 "Five more suburban theatre will close this week- bringing the total number of Victorian theatres to flicker out since the advent of TV to 70"

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1914-11-24 Alhambra 828 Sydney Road
Victoria 3056
1369 Suburb Cinema 1