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Kino, Melbourne

Venue Summary
Name Kino, Melbourne
Address 35 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Operation Dates 1987-01-01 - 9999-12-31
Capacity 616
Suburban/Country City
Purpose Cinema
Screens 4
Venue Comments

Cinema Treasures outines a history of the Kino as follows: "Opened in 1987 as the Kino Twin, it is located in the lower court of the Collins Place office and retail building and was designed by the architectural firm Mills Gorman. The two screens both had a seating capacity of 280.

In late 2002, the original architectural firm was engaged to create two extra screens in adjoining space. Two additional screens have recently been made out of adjoining space. The seating capacity in the original two screens have been reduced to 220 each and the two additional screens seat 96 and 80.

The four screen Kino Dendy Melbourne was operated by Dendy Cinemas, now taken over by the Palace cinemas chain, and screens mainly Independent art-house films."

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

Cinema Treasures:

Freeman-Greene, S 1987, 'My Beautiful Theatrette', The Age Entertainment Guide, June 26, pp.1-2.
Jillett, N 1989, 'Successful art house cinemas at the Paris end', The Age, May 13
'At Last...quality cinema viewing come to the heart of Melbourne at Collins Place', The Age, June 26 1987.
-feature 12 page pull-out on the opening of the Kino
Kilderry, D 1994, 'On the circuit', Kino: journal of the Australian Theatre Historical Society, no. 48, p. 32.
-briefly references the Kino Twin has added a third screen seating 126.

Mc Kenzie, J 1987, 'On the circuit', Kino: journal of the Australian Theatre Historical Society , no. 21, p. 22.
- briefly references the opening of new twin, the Kino, seating 280 each and operated by Dendy Sydney and New Vision Films.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1987-01-01 Kino 35 Collins Street
Victoria 3000
560 City Cinema 2

686 3

616 4