Cinema and Audience Research Project

Login →

St Kilda Bioscope Theatre

Venue Summary
Name St Kilda Bioscope Theatre
Address 145 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182
Operation Dates 1911-04-11 - 1933-01-01
Capacity 1,300
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

" This large purpose -built cinema opened on April 11, 1911, commenced by Messrs Johnson and Gibson, but merged into Amalgamated Pictures by the time it was completed. It therefore has the distinction of being the first theatre built by the company, and the first in the Greater Union chain. " (Matthews, p. 7)

Other Information
First Greater Union Theatre. Gutted for shops - CATHS

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

Matthews, C 1986, 'Early theatres of St Kilda', Kino: journal of Australian theatre historical society, No. 17, pp. 6-11.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1911-04-11 Bioscope 145 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda
Victoria 3182
1,300 Suburb Cinema 1