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Rivoli, Camberwell

Venue Summary
Name Rivoli, Camberwell
Address 481 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124
Operation Dates 1921-01-01 - 1940-01-01
Capacity 2200
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

Was the first Rivoli in Camberwell.
Robert Mc Leish built the first Rivoli Theatre in Camberwell, reported to have seated 2,200.

Built by Robert McLeish for 30,000 pounds. McLeish wish to build a luxury cinema
theatre in the suburbs so people would not have to travel to the city for a night out.
It was officially opened on Wednesday evening, May 18, 1921.
After a trip to America in 1928 McLeish purchased a vast amount of sound equipment
from R.C.A. and was thus one of the first Australians to instal sound to his cinemas.
-(All information taken from French without tears': A short history of the Rivoli cinema (1920-1988)' by Adrian J. Collins' in Bertrand, I Cinema file: Camberwell'' (unpublished research)).

Tod, L 2005, 'Rivoli Cinemas', Kino: cinema quarterly, no.95, pp. 8-10.

Bertrand, I Cinema file: Camberwell (unpublished research).

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1921-01-01 Rivoli 481 Burke Road
Victoria 3124
2200 Suburb Cinema 1