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Garnett Picture Gardens, Prahran

Venue Summary
Name Garnett Picture Gardens, Prahran
Address 145 Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria 3141
Operation Dates 1912-01-01 - 1915-01-01
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

Catrice records Garnett's as an open air theatre operating from 1912-1915 and then as Barrett's Prahran Theatre from 1915-1918.

The Garnett Picture Gardens, Prahran is registered as a 'place of amusement' from 1911 -1914 (The City of Prahran Annual Report 1911-1914, p. 39, p. 21, p. 27)

Venue: Other Information
This venue is also included in the CATHS Cinema Index with an operation date recorded as circa 1913.

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 of Prahran 1913, Annual Report 1911-12, Victoria
City of Prahran 1914, Annual Report 1912-13, Victoria
City of Prahran 1915, Annual Report 1913-14, Victoria

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1912-01-01 Garnett Picture Gardens 145 Commercial Road
Victoria 3141
Suburb Cinema 1
1915-01-01 Barrett's Prahran Theatre