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Pender's Hall / Oxford Theatre, Brunswick

Venue Summary
Name Pender's Hall / Oxford Theatre, Brunswick
Address 40 Tinning Street, Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Operation Dates 1909-01-01 - 1915-12-31
Capacity 4000
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

According to Cunningham(1995) the Pender's Horseshoe Nail Factory was one of the first cinema venues in Brunswick. It was run by Ruben Keirrl. Keirrl screened a cinema picture of the Jack Johnson and Tommy Burns fight in Sydney. In 1911 Tommy Sangston carried on showing films and renamed the venue the Oxford Theatre also constructing a new foyer so the public did not have to enter through the factory doors. Pictures were held every Sunday night. Admission was 3d for adults, and 1d for children. Sangston only ran for a couple of years.

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

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

Bertrand, I 'Cinema file: Brunswick' (unpublished research)

Barnes, L. Cinemas in Brunswick (unpublished manuscript)

Venue: Other Information
Previously named Oxford Hall.
Also known as Penders Hall.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1909-01-01 Pender's Hall 40 Tinning Street
Victoria 3056
Suburb Live Theatre
1911-08-11 Oxford Hall

4000 Cinema 1
1915-01-01 Sangston's Picture Theatre