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Hub, Newtown

Venue Summary
Name Hub, Newtown
Address 7 Bedford Street, Newtown, New South Wales 2042
Operation Dates 1939-01-01 - 1990-01-01
Capacity 1187
Suburban/Country Suburb
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
1946-01-01 - 1964-01-01 : Exhibitor : Acme Theatres Pty. Ltd.
1965-01-01 - 1971-01-01 : Exhibitor : Louis, C. (Louis Film Co.)
Venue Comments

This is the original Hub Theatre in Newtown. It is now known as the Burland Hall. The present day Hub is Hub No. 2 situated on Newtown Bridge.

"The original Hub Theatre was further along King Street towards the city, where Burland Hall now stands: it was converted from a swimming baths and skating rink into a picture theatre. Clays Bridge Theatre was the former name of the theatre now called The Hub. It was owned by Harry Clay, and was claimed to be the only vaudeville theatre in Newtown. Advertisements offered patrons "a change of artists weekly" and performances every evening starting at 8.

Following World War II many Europeans of Greek, Yugoslav and other non-English-speaking backgrounds settled in the Newtown area, and The Hub was one of several cinemas in this period showing non-English language films. Subsequently, it became a venue for pornographic films and striptease shows." (Australia Street)

Venue Operation Dates: Further Information
References to Hub No. 2:
"It was originally called the Edward J. Hippodrome and then the Clay’s Bridge Theatre when Harry Clay took it over in 1910. It was converted into a cinema and given a makeover in the P&O;Modernist style in the early 1930s and became known as The Hub." (Sansom)

Venue: Screening Policy
This was a venue for Greek film screenings.

Australia Street "Camperdown The Hub Theatre", UTS and Museum Australia, viewed 9 June 2010,

Sansom, M 2010, 'Hope flickers over Hub's future', Inner West Courier, 15 January, viewed 9 June 2010,

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1000-01-01 Hub No. 1 218-222 King Street
New South Wales 2042

1187 Suburb Cinema 1
1939-01-01 Hub No. 2 7 Bedford Street


Films Distributor Dates
Her Bodyguard Paramount 1934-01-01 - 1934-01-01
Flying Devils RKO Radio Pictures 1934-01-01 - 1934-01-01
Her Bodyguard Paramount 1934-01-02 - 1934-01-02
Flying Devils RKO Radio Pictures 1934-01-02 - 1934-01-02
Her Bodyguard Paramount 1934-01-03 - 1934-01-03
Flying Devils RKO Radio Pictures 1934-01-03 - 1934-01-03
Girl Missing Warner Bros. 1934-01-04 - 1934-01-04
Walls Of Gold Fox Film Corporation 1934-01-04 - 1934-01-04
Walls Of Gold Fox Film Corporation 1934-01-05 - 1934-01-05
Girl Missing Warner Bros. 1934-01-05 - 1934-01-05
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