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Empire, Melbourne

Venue Summary
Name Empire, Melbourne
Address 151 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Operation Dates 1916-05-22 - 1933-01-01
Suburban/Country City
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

Opening and closing dates based on the first and last listing in the Sands and Mc Dougall Directory of Victoria 1912-74

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

The Film Reporter and Show World, December 07 1932, p.16.

1935, 'Melbourne Empire sold for 26,400 as shop site' Everyones February 6, p. 18- Hoyts announces that the old Empire Theatre has been sold. "The Empire has been closed as a cinema for a long time. It has been used of late as a dance hall."

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1916-05-22 Empire, Melbourne 151 Bourke Street
Victoria 3000
City Cinema 1