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Soldiers and Sailors Club / Memorial, St Kilda

Venue Summary
Name Soldiers and Sailors Club / Memorial, St Kilda
Address 88 Ackland Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182
Operation Dates 1923-11-05 - 1958-12-10
Capacity 750
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

Venue: Other Information
The Memorial Hall was established in the rear of St. Kilda Soldiers & Sailors Club.The theatre began operation three years after the hall's construction. The foundation stone was laid on Nov 11, 1923 but according to newspaper reports the building was not actually completed until August 1924.It originally opened as an all purpose community facility. Cinema Record (Miller 2003) claims film shows began screening in 1927 at which time it became known as the Memorial Theatre.

Lessee's included Palais Pictures Pty Ltd and Victory Picture Theatre Pty Ltd, however the dates are yet to be confirmed.


1924 'ST. KILDA MEMORIAL HALL.', The Argus, 9 May, p. 15, viewed 7 November, 2011,

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. 1946/7-1958/9

Miller B, 2003, 'Memorial Hall St Kilda' Cinema Record no. 39, p. 6

Fogarty, P 1994, 'The Memorial - St. Kilda', CinemaRecord, no. 5, pp. 7-8

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1923-11-05 Soldies and Memorial Hall 88 Ackland Street
St Kilda
Victoria 3182
750 Suburb Hall
1927-01-01 Memorial

Cinema 1