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Snowden Picture Theatre / Playhouse / Garrick, South Melbourne

Venue Summary
Name Snowden Picture Theatre / Playhouse / Garrick, South Melbourne
Address Prince's Bridge, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Operation Dates 1912-11-02 - 1937-12-31
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Live Theatre
Screens 1
1912-11-02 - 1913-03-01 : Exhibitor : Hoadley, Walter
1913-03-01 - 1915-01-01 : Exhibitor : Barrett, Charles
Venue Comments

Operation dates for Snowden based on Catrice data (p. 229). According to Catrice Snowden's Theatre was situated at Aikman Street, South Melbourne.

Note: CATHS gives address as Sturt Street, South Melbourne.

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

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

'City property sale' The Argus, Melbourne, 20 February 1914, p. 9: references company directors and managing directors, and sale of large city property "near the southern side of Prince's Bridge, and opposite Flinders Street railway station...The property is now occupied by the Alexandra Mansions, and the Snowden Picture Theatre..."

Douglas, D & Morgan, M 1969, 'Gregan Mc Mahon and the Australian theatre' in Komos, vol. 2, no. 2 November, pp. 50-62: contains brief information on the Playhouse Theatre, and a photograph of the theatre dated June 1916

'Garrick theatre sold for £17,500' 'The Argus'', 28 May 1937, p. 4
"GARRICK THEATRE Sold for £17,500. Negotiations for the sale of the Garrlck Theatre, near Princes Bridge, in Aitken street South Melbourne were completed yesterday. The property has been bought by ... "

Parsons, P 1995, Companion to theatre in Australia. Sydney, Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press. pp. 356-7: Article on the Melbourne Repertory Theatre Company contains brief information on the Playhouse Theatre

R.W.B, 'One hundred years of the Victorian theatre', The Age, November 1934: contains brief reference to opening of Garrick Theatre in 1932.

Sibi, J. 'Gregan Mc Mahon' in The Lone Hand, August 1916, p. 148 : contains the same information as Komos article and the same photograph.

"Snowden Picture Theatre" The Argus, Melbourne, 1 November 1912, p. 5: reference to the opening of the theatre at Prince's Bridge, opened by Mr W. Hoadley, Chairman of directors. Also references a benefit for the Mount Lyell fund.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1912-11-02 Snowden Picture Theatre Prince's Bridge
South Melbourne
Victoria 3205
Suburb Cinema 1
1916-01-01 Playhouse

Live Theatre
1932-01-01 Garrick Theatre