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Crown Picture Theatre, South Yarra

Venue Summary
Name Crown Picture Theatre, South Yarra
Address 1 Simmons Street, South Yarra, Victoria 3141
Operation Dates 1911-01-01 - 1915-01-01
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

The Crown Picture Theatre, South Yarra is registered as a 'place of amusement' from 1911 -1913 (The City of Prahran Annual Report 1911-1912, p. 39 & The City of Prahran Annual Report 1912-1913, p. 21). In 1912 the local newspaper also advertised the theatre (Prahran Telegraph, 7 September 1912).

Catrice records the Crown as an open air theatre operating between 1913-1915 (Catrice, p. 199)

Venue Operation Dates: Further 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

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1911-01-01 Crown Picture Theatre 1 Simmons Street
South Yarra
Victoria 3141
Suburb Cinema 1