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Canterbury Memorial Hall

Venue Summary
Name Canterbury Memorial Hall
Address Canterbury Road, Canterbury , Victoria 3126
Operation Dates 1925-01-01 - 1945-01-01
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Hall
Screens 1
Venue Comments

The Argus (June 8 1925, p.11) reports " Moving pictures were shown for the first time in the Canterbury Memorial Hall, Canterbury road, on Saturday evening by Messrs D. R. A Caney and A. D. Burgoyne, who have leased the building as a picture theatre. The lease will expire at the end of 20 years. The new theatre was officially opened by the mayor of Camberwell (Councillor A. E Hocking)."

Argus, 'Canterbury Memorial Hall' June 3, 1925 (reports that the Soldiers Memorial Hall at Canterbury will be used as a picture theatre every Wednesday and Saturday. Leeses are noted as Burgoyne and Casey who alrady control a circuit of theatres- including Dandenong, Mentone, Chelsea and Essendon.)

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1925-06-06 Canterbury Memorial Hall Canterbury Road
Victoria 3126

Suburb Hall 1