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Canterbury Theatre

Venue Summary
Name Canterbury Theatre
Address 117 Mailing Road, Canterbury, Victoria 3126
Operation Dates 1913-01-01 - 1945-01-01
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

The Argus (24 July 1922) reports "Hoyt's New Canterbury Theatre, adjoining the Canterbury railway station was re-opened on Saturday night after having been completely re-seated and decorated."

Operation dates based on the last listing in Film Weekly: motion picture directory.

Bertrand files note that it was started by a group of employees from a city theatre, possibly from the Gaiety, including Mr. Albert Wright.

Catrice, D. 1991. Cinemas in Melbourne 1896-1942. Thesis (M.A.), Monash University, 1991.

Bertrand, I Cinema File: Canterbury (unpublished research).

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1913-01-01 Canterbury Theatre 117 Mailing Road
Victoria 3126

Suburb Cinema 1