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Lygon Hoyts, Brunswick East

Venue Summary
Name Lygon Hoyts, Brunswick East
Address 186 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Victoria 3057
Operation Dates 1924-01-26 - 1959-06-24
Capacity 1140
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

The Lygon Theatre opened in 1924 and merged with Hoyts in 1926. Closed in June 1959. Demolished September 2011.

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

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

Film screenings advertised in The Herald until January 1959.

The Sun 1959, '30,000 for Theater', 21 October, p.18.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1924-01-26 Lygon Theatre 186 Lygon Street
Brunswick East
Victoria 3057
1230 Suburb Cinema 1
1926-01-01 Lygon Hoyts