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Trocadero / Hoyts, Footscray

Venue Summary
Name Trocadero / Hoyts, Footscray
Address 119 Hopkins Street, Footscray, Victoria 3011
Operation Dates 1914-07-04 - 1967-04-16
Capacity 1328
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

According to Ina Bertrand the Trocedero opened in 1914 with George Smith as sole lessee and manager. It became a Hoyts Theatre around 1928 (or perhaps earlier)

Venue: Other Information
According to Catrice data, the address was 115-125 Hopkins Street. (Catrice, p. 235)
According to the Bertrand files the address is 15-25a Hopkins St (corner of Leeds St).
(a reason for the number changes could be because in 1921 street numbers on Hopkins st change).

Catrice, D. 1991, Cinemas in Melbourne 1896-1942. Thesis (M.A.) Monash University, 1991.

Manzie, K 1953 'Irresistible to safecrackers,' Film Weekly, June 11, 1953, p. 14.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1914-07-04 Trocadero 119 Hopkins Street
Victoria 3011
1328 Suburb Cinema 1