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Springvale

Venue Summary
Name Springvale
Address 264 Springvale Road, Springvale, Victoria 3171
Operation Dates 1924-09-01 - 1963-06-15
Capacity 600
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Roles
1000-01-01 - 1950-01-01 : Exhibitor : Landson Pty. Ltd.
1951-01-01 - 1952-01-01 : Exhibitor : Leber, H.
1953-01-01 - 1954-01-01 : Exhibitor : Landson Pty. Ltd.
1954-01-01 - 1963-01-01 : Exhibitor : Leber, A.
Venue Comments

Closing date based on last listing in Film Weekly 1962/63 and last screening data.

Film Weekly records the following changes in capacity:
1946/7-1949/50 = 500
1950/51-1953/4 = 520
1954/5-1955/6 = 610
1956/7-1957/8 = 520
1958/9-1961/2 = 620
1962/3 = 600

Venue Operation Dates: Further Information
According to Catrice, opening date for Springvale was 10 September 1924, closing date was 1962, demolition date was 1965 (Catrice, p. 230)

CATHS data records operation date as 1938-1974.

References
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.

Film Weekly, Film Weekly: motion picture directory, Film Weekly, Sydney. 1946/7-1962/63

'Pictures new theatres', The Argus, Melbourne, 24 September 1924, p. 16
-reference to theatre opening: "Last week a theatre was opened in Springvale to hold 700..."

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Longitude
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1924-09-01 Springvale 264 Springvale Road
Springvale
Victoria 3171
-37.950938
145.152219
700 Suburb Cinema 1
1947-01-01



500
1951-01-01



520
1955-01-01



610
1959-01-01



620
1963-01-01



600

Screenings

Screenings
Films Distributor Dates
Ciociara, La Embassy Pictures Corporation
Titanus Distribuzione
1963-04-26 - 1963-04-26
Ladro Di Bagdad, Il Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Lux Compagnie Cinematographique de France
1963-04-26 - 1963-04-26
Ciociara, La Embassy Pictures Corporation
Titanus Distribuzione
1963-04-27 - 1963-04-27
Ladro Di Bagdad, Il Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Lux Compagnie Cinematographique de France
1963-04-27 - 1963-04-27
Briganti Italiani, I Fair Film 1963-05-31 - 1963-05-31
Mambo Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica
Paramount
1963-05-31 - 1963-05-31
Briganti Italiani, I Fair Film 1963-06-01 - 1963-06-01
Mambo Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica
Paramount
1963-06-01 - 1963-06-01
Dolce Vita, La Cineriz 1963-06-07 - 1963-06-07
Dolce Vita, La Cineriz 1963-06-08 - 1963-06-08
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