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submitted by George Poulos on 15.10.2004

Cinema Research 1 : Appendix 1: NSW GREEK-AUSTRALIAN CINEMA EXHIBITORS known to have existed in the years before television reached country areas in c1962/63.

During the 1990's KEVIN CORK undertook extensive research into cinema's in Australia.

Tragically, he died before completing his work, but most of the chapters of his Thesis, were completed.

His wife and children have kindly given permission for his work to be reproduced.

Most Australian's would be unaware of the degree to which Greeks, and particularly Kytherian Greeks dominated cinema ownership in Australia - especially in New South Wales.

This is Appendix 1 of Kevin Cork's previously unpublished Ph.D thesis.

In Appendix 1 , Kevin Cork provides a brief background history for the 66 Greek, and Greek-Kytherian cinema owners he chose to be the subject of his study. He managed, whilst writing his Ph.D to follow most until their demise, or return to Greece.

The importance of the Hellenic and Kytherian contribution to Australian cinema ownership and history is clearly demonstrated in Appendix 1.

It is difficult to know how to pass on to Kytherians the results of Kevin Cork's important research's.

In the end, I felt that the results should be passed on in the most extensive way - i.e. in full re-publication of all Chapter's and Appendices.

Eventually all Chapters and Appendices will appear on the kythera-family web-site.

Other entries can be sourced by searching under "Cork" on the internal search engine.

I have also placed him under People, subsection, High Achievers, for reasons that become obvious once you have read the contents of his thesis.

You will notice that information for some entries is incomplete. If you can provide information that will complete such entries please post to the kythera-family web-site.

Appendix 1: NSW GREEK-AUSTRALIAN CINEMA EXHIBITORS known to have existed in the years before television reached country areas in c1962/63.

Compiled by Kevin Cork © 1996

The following pages represent a composite list of known New South Wales Greek-Australian cinema exhibitors in pre-television times (ie to c1962/63). It will easily be noted that the bulk of the exhibitors were situated in country areas. Only four (two in partnership) screened in Sydney suburbs, having come to Sydney after years of exhibiting in the country.

These pages do not include the names of theatre managers who were employed by the exhibitors. This task would be far too difficult to undertake.

The data is presented under the following headings:
Name; Born (ie date of birth); Born Where; To Aust. (date of arrival in Australia); Died & Where; Years in Cinema; Places & Cinemas.

Codes used: F = information supplied by family; A = information from archival material. Other codes should be self-explanatory.

In some cases, conflicting information (usually regarding dates) has arisen. In each case, all information has been given and notes as to origin.

Regarding names: Sometimes family spellings differ from other sources. When this has occurred, the spelling presented in official documents has been taken over family recollections. With surnames, a number of them were altered either before the people came to Australia or sometime after arrival. Where known, both names have been given, the person being listed under the name most commonly used.

The years of cinema operation/exhibition have been extracted from a variety of sources including official documents, film trade journals and family memorabilia/records and, in a few cases, memories.

It is possible that there were other NSW Greek-Australians involved with cinema exhibition. Hopefully, these people will be discovered in the near future.


NAME &
PERSONAL DETAILS
ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA
CINEMA YEARS
PLACES AND CINEMAS


ANDRONICOS,
JANIS (John)

Born: 1872
Soucre: F
Where: Mylopotamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1936
Source: F
Where: Moree, NSW
Source: F
1912 (F)
1933 - 1936
EAST MOREE DANCELAND & OPEN AIR

ANDRONICOS,
NICHOLAS JANIS

Born: 20.5.1912
Source: F
Where: Mylopotamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Bondi, NSW
Source: N/A
1925 (F)
1933 - 1938
EAST MOREE DANCELAND & OPEN AIR

ARONEY,
EMANUEL

Born: c1890
Source: F
Where: Aroniadika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1972 (aged 82)
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1926 (F)
1936
BINGARA ROXY

BYLOS, (CHLENTZOS)
CONSTANTINE (Con)

Born: 20.2.1895
Source: A
Where: Potamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 5.5.1971
Source: F / newspaper
Where: West Wyalong, NSW
Source: F / newspaper
28.11.1911 (A)
1928 - 1930
1930 - 1967

1934 - 1964
WEST WYALONG RIO & OPEN AIR
WEST WYALONG TIVOLI (1930 as a picture show)
WEST WYALONG REO GARDENS

NAME &
PERSONAL DETAILS
ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA
CINEMA YEARS
PLACES AND CINEMAS

CALLIGEROS/
KALIGEROS,
PANAYIOTIS GEORGEOS
(Peter George)

Born: 6.8.1889
Source: F
Where: Potamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 25.9.1962
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
14.8.1909 (F)
by 1924 - 1927
1927 - 1947
TEMORA CROWN
TEMORA STRAND

[Suggestion that he also had Star and its Open Air from c1922 - to fire 1924 but J Kouvelis was acknowledged as having it by newspaper at time of fire.]

COMINO,
ANDREAS ("Little Andy")
(brother of Theodore)

Born: 11.2.1897
Source: A
Where:Perleggianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 16.11.1969
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
25.12.1911 (A)
by 1924 - 1927
1927 - 1961/62
WEE WAA STAR (fire 1927)
WEE WAA STAR (School of Arts)

COMINO,
THEODORE
(brother of Andreas)

Born: 12.5.1901
Source: F
Where: Potamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 20.6.1996
Source: F
Where: Inverell, NSW
Source: F
U/N
1933 - 1936
BELLINGEN MEMORIAL TALKIES
(Soldiers Memorial Hall)

CONOMOS, (MEGALOKONOMOS)
ANDREAS ("Big Andy")
(cousin Andreas Comino)

Born: 4.10.1895
Source: F
Where: Mylopotamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: July 1959
Source: F
Where: Wee Waa, NSW
Source: F
1912 (F)
by 1924 - 1927
1927 - 1959
WEE WAA STAR (fire 1927)
WEE WAA STAR (School of Arts)

CONOMOS, (MEGALOCONOMOS)
DIMITRIOS GEORGEOS (Jim) (brother of Lambros and Emmanuel)

Born: 1908 ?
Source: F
Where: Kalamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 13.7.1973
Source: A (newspaper)
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: A (newspaper)
1924 (F)
1927 - 1937

1937 - 1970
WALGETT POPULAR PICTURES (School of Arts)
WALGETT LUXURY THEATRE

CONOMOS,
(MEGALOCONOMOS)
EMMANUEL GEORGES
(Hector) (brother of Lambros and Dimitrios)

Born: 18.12.1901
Source: F
Where: Kalamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Randwick, NSW
Source: N/A
1914 (F)
1927 - 1937

1937 - 1970
WALGETT POPULAR PICTURES (School of Arts)
WALGETT LUXURY THEATRE

CONOMOS,
(MEGALOCONOMOS)
LAMBROS GEORGEOS
(brother of Emmanuel and Dimitrios)

Born: 5.4.1898
Source: A
Where: Kalamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 18.3.1960
Source: A (newspaper)
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: A (newspaper)
13.6.1913 (A)
1927 - 1937

1937 - 1960
WALGETT POPULAR PICTURES (School of Arts)
WALGETT LUXURY THEATRE

CONOMOS,
(MEGALOCONOMOS)
THEODORE EMMANUEL (brother of Vassilis)

Born: 12.5.1902
Source: F
Where: Kalamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 29.8.1987
Source: F
Where: Brisbane, Qld (buried Guerie, NSW)
Source: F
1927 (F)
1937 - 1971
CARINDA MEGALO THEATRE

CONOMOS,
(MEGALOCONOMOS)
VASSILIS EMMANUEL (Bill) (brother of Theodore)

Born: ---
Source:
Where: Kalamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: ---
Source:
Where: Greece
Source: F
U/N
1937 - 1950
CARINDA MEGALO THEATRE

CONSON,
(GEORGEANTOPOULOS)
GEORGEOS (George) CONSTANTINOU

Born: Sept. 1889
Source: F
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died: Dec 1981
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1907 (F)
c1923 -
by 1926
1936 - 1938
1935 - 1975
1935 - c1965
1930 - 1972
1936 - c1962

LEETON GLOBE AND OPEN AIR
MAJESTIC HAY (with Canakis)
YENDA REGENT (*)
GRIFFITH LYCEUM (*)
GRIFFITH RIO (2nd) (*)
LEETON ROXY
LEETON ROXY GARDENS (*)


[Managing Director Riverina Theatres Pty Ltd (*) - 1935 - 1972.]

CORONEO/CORONEOS,
ALEXANDROS ANDREAS
(brother of Sam)

Born: 23.3.1895
Source: A
Where: Potamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 21.11.1970
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
23.10.1907 (A)
1921 - c1936
c1929? -c1936
1943/44
1943/44
1943 -1947
1947 - 1958
ARMIDALE ARCADIA
ARMIDALE CAPITOL (no proof)
GLEN INNES GRAND
GLEN INNES ROXY
SCONE CIVIC
ROSE BAY NORTH KINGS

CORONEO/CORONEOS,
SPIRO (Sam) ANDREAS
(brother of Alexandros)

Born: 8.8.1893
Source: F
Where: Potamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 14.8.1977
Source: F
Where: Fairfield, NSW
Source: F
c1906 (F)
1924 - 1925
1925 - 1928
1928 - 1929
CESSNOCK STRAND (1st)
CESSNOCK STRAND (2nd)
TAMWORTH STRAND

CORONEO/CORONEOS,
THEODORE MENA
(cousin of Alex and Sam)

Born: 15.7.1907 / c1909
Source: A / F
Where: Potamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: April 1973
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
c1923 (F)
1947 - 1970
SCONE CIVIC

CRONES (CORONIS/ CORONCES), ANGELO
(Alfred)

Born: 1890
Source: A
Where: New Jersey, USA
Source: A
Died: U/N
Source:
Where: U/N
Source:
U/N
April 1915

1915 - 1916
WALGETT AMERICAN ELECTRIC PICTURES (at School of Arts)
WALGETT AMERICAN PICTURE PALACE (aka Walgett Picture Palace)

Then Sydney by 1917.

FATSEAS,
EMMANUEL

Born: 15.2.1901
Source: A
Where: Potamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: i. 30.12.1968;
ii. 26.12.1968
Source:i Cemetery records; ii. newspaper
Where: Condobolin, NSW
Source: Mrs D Press, Condobolin, 1996
U/N
1946 - 1968
1946 - 1964
CONDOBOLIN CENTRAL / RENOWN
CONDOBOLIN AUSSIE OPEN AIR

FATZEUS,
E

Born:
Source:
Where:
Source:
Died:
Source:
Where:
Source:
U/N
Dec 1915 - 1916; 1917
WEST MAITLAND RINK PICTURES and LYCEUM HALL

FEROS,
PANAYIOTIS JANIS (Peter)

Born: c1890
Source: F
Where: Mitata, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 19.12.1954
Source: Newspaper
Where: Junee, NSW
Source: Newspaper/F
1921 -Newspaper
1936
BINGARA ROXY

HATSATOURIS,
EVANGELOS
(father of Peter & George)
Born: c1870
Source: Newspaper
Where: Kastellorizo
Source: F
Died: 18.9.1948 (aged 78)
Source: Newspaper
Where: Pt Macquarie,NSW
Source: F
1911 (F)
1926 - 1938
1938 - 1948
c1938 - 1946
PT MACQUARIE EMPIRE
PT MACQUARIE RITZ
PT MACQUARIE CIVIC

HATSATOURIS,
GEORGEOS EVANGELOS (George)
(brother of Peter)
Born: 5.12.1906 /5.12.1905
Source: F / A
Where: Kastellorizo
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Taree, NSW
Source: N/A
10.8.1918 (F)
1926 - 1938
1938 - 1955
1938/39 - 1967
1941 - 1971
1940
1942 - 1947
1946 - 1959
1959 - 1971
1961 - 1968
PT MACQUARIE EMPIRE
PT MACQUARIE RITZ
PT MACQUARIE CIVIC
TAREE BOWER / CIVIC
WALCHA CIVIC
KEMPSEY WEST ROXY
LAURIETON SCHOOL OF ARTS
LAURIETON PLAZA
TAREE SAVOY

NAME &
PERSONAL DETAILS
ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA
CINEMA YEARS
PLACES AND CINEMAS

HATSATOURIS,
PANAYIOTIS
EVANGELOS (Peter)
(brother of George)

Born: 3.6.1905
Source: A
Where: Kastellorizo
Source: F
Died: i. 20.7.1990;
ii. 22.7.1990
Source: 1. F; ii Newspaper
Where: Pt Macquarie,NSW
Source: F
1917 (F)
1926 - 1938
1938 - 1972
1938/39 - 1967
1941 - 1955
1940
1942 - 1947
1946 - 1959
1959 - 1971

PT MACQUARIE EMPIRE
PT MACQUARIE RITZ
PT MACQUARIE CIVIC
TAREE BOWER / CIVIC
WALCHA CIVIC
KEMPSEY WEST ROXY
LAURIETON SCHOOL OF ARTS
LAURIETON PLAZA


HLENTZOS,
PANAYIOTIS (Peter)

Born: 1896
Source: F
Where: Christoforianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 27.6.1982
Source: Pine Grove Memorial Park records
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1913 (F)
c1930 - 1935
1935 - 1938
COOMA VICTOR TALKIES
COOMA CAPITOL (lease expired 1.11.1938)

JAMES (CHRYSANTHOS),
DEMETRIOS (Chris)

Born: 20.12.1910
Source: F
Where: Aglantzia, Cyprus
Source: F
Died: 22.8.1994
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1917 (F)
1946 - 1984
1946 - 1959

1946 - 1965/66
NYNGAN PALAIS AND OPEN AIR
COBAR EMPIRE (Masonic Hall) AND OPEN AIR
COBAR REGENT AND OPEN AIR

JOHNSON (IOANNIDES),
DEMETRIOS (Jim)

Born: 15.11.1899
Source: F
Where: Smyrna
Source: F
Died: 28.2.1970
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1922 (F)
1932 - 1965
GUNDAGAI THEATRE



NAME &
PERSONAL DETAILS
ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA
CINEMA YEARS
PLACES AND CINEMAS

KALLIGERIS, CONSTANTINOS GEORGEOS (Con)

Born: 17.2.1914
Source: A
Where: Smyrna
Source: F
Died: 13.10.1989
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
c1939? (F)
1952 - 1966
1952 - 1966
BOGGABRI LYRIC OPEN AIR
BOGGABRI ROYAL
(both, with Anthony Hassab)

KALLIGERIS,
PANAYIOTIS GEORGEOS
(Peter)

Born: 15.8.1918 or 1919
(He is not sure of year.)
Source: F
Where: Smyrna
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Strathfield, NSW
Source: N/A
1936
1952 - 1954
1952 - 1954
BOGGABRI LYRIC OPEN AIR
BOGGABRI ROYAL
(both, with Anthony Hassab)

KATSOOLIS,
DEMETRIOS NICKOLOS
(James Nicholas)

Born: 22.8.1897
Source: Aliens / Nat'ion file
Where: Kythera
Source: A
Died: 15.8.1960
Source: F
Where: Griffith, NSW Source: F
24.10.1910 (Aliens / Natural'ion file)



Naturalised 19.8.1919 at Lockhart. (A)
1946 -1948/49
YENDA REGENT
(with S Bortolazzo)

KOOVOUSIS,
ATHANASIOS (Arthur)

Born: 3.10.1933
Source: A & F
Where: Dokana, Kyth
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Belfield, NSW
Source: N/A
10.9.1949 (A & F)
1957 - 1960
1957 - 1959
BINGARA REGENT AND OPEN AIR
BINGARA ROXY


NAME &
PERSONAL DETAILS
ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA
CINEMA YEARS
PLACES AND CINEMAS


KOOVOUSIS,
VASILIOS (Bill)
(spelling ex Nat'ion file)
Born: 9.7.1932
Source: A
Where: Dokana, Kyth
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Brisbane, Qld
Source: N/A
2.2.1948
(A)
1957 - 1965
1957 - 1959
BINGARA REGENT AND OPEN AIR
BINGARA ROXY

KOUVELIS,
ANDREAS SPYRON

Born:
Source:
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died:
Source:
Where:
Source:
U/N
c1919 - 1922
c1919 - 1922
c1919 - 1922
COWRA LYRIC
COWRA PALACE
COWRA CENTENNIAL HALL

KOUVELIS,
PANAYIOTIS SPYRON (Peter)

Born: 1.2.1884
Source: A
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died:
Source:
Where: Greece (Patras?)
Source: F
1.11.1911 (A)
1918 - 1923

1918 - 1919?
1918 - 1919?
1918 - 1919?
YOUNG IMPERIAL PICTURES (open air) AND LYCEUM HALL
COWRA LYRIC
COWRA PALACE
COWRA CENTENNIAL HALL



[After returning to Greece, he operated cinemas in Patras.]


NAME &
PERSONAL DETAILS
ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA
CINEMA YEARS
PLACES AND CINEMAS


KOUVELIS,
ZACHARIAH SPRYON (Jack)

Born: 21.3.1892 / 7.1.1896
Source: A / F
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died: 6.3.1973
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F



[Trading as J K Capitol Theatres Pty Ltd. Theatres remaining by 1946 were taken over by Hoyts and became Hoyts Country Theatres Pty Ltd.]
31.9.1910 (A)
1918 - 1923

1923 - 1925 1930s - 1946
1921? - 1922
1921? - 1922
1921? - 1922
c1921 - 1922
c1921 - 1922
1923 - 1924
1927 - 1946
1928 - 1946
1929 - 1930
1935 - 1946
1931 - 1946
1930 - 1946
1932 - 1933

by 1932 - 1933
1933 - 1946
1935- 1946
1935 - 1946
1938 - 1946
1939 - 1946
YOUNG IMPERIAL PICS (open air) and LYCEUM HALL
YOUNG STRAND
YOUNG STRAND
COWRA LYRIC
COWRA PALACE
COWRA CENTENNIAL HALL
TEMORA STAR AND OPEN AIR
TEMORA CROWN
HARDEN LYCEUM
TAMWORTH CAPITOL
ARMIDALE ARCADIA
WAGGA WAGGA WONDERLAND
ARMIDALE CAPITOL
WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL
INVERELL CAPITOL
WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL GARDENS (form. Southern Cross Gdns open air)
WAGGA WAGGA STRAND
WAGGA WAGGA PLAZA
MOREE CAPITOL
MOREE CAPITOL GARDENS
TAMWORTH REGENT
EAST MOREE THEATRE & OPEN AIR

LAURANTUS (LOURANTOS),
GEORGEOS (George)

Born: 10.6.1894
Source: F
Where: Kalisperianika,Kyth
Source: F
Died: 3.6.1980
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1.11.1908 (F)
1923 - 1929
1929 (lease)
1929 - 1939
1930 - 1962

1947 - 1957
COOTAMUNDRA ARCADIA
JUNEE LYCEUM
JUNEE ATHENEUM
TUMUT MONTREAL (not run by him - leased to P Stathis)
LIVERPOOL REGAL

LAURANTUS (LOURANTOS),
NICHOLAS (later Sir)

Born: 9.3.1980
Source: F
Where: Kalisperianika,Kyth
Source: F
Died: 26.7.1980
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1.11.1908 (F)
1922 -1925
1925/26 - 1934
1922 - ?
1925; 1934 -35
pre1931 - 1932
by 1934 - 1934
1932 - 1938

1929
1929 - c1940
1934 - 1938
1935 - 1940/41
1945/46 - 1947
1936 - 1938
1936 - 1937
1930 - 1962
NARRANDERA GLOBE (1st)
NARRANDERA GLOBE (2nd)
NARRANDERA OPEN AIR
NARRANDERA CRITERION HALL
LOCKHART SCHOOL OF ARTS
LOCKHART OPEN AIR PICTURES
GUNDAGAI THEATRE (leased to Jim Johnson)
JUNEE LYCEUM (lease only)
JUNEE ATHENEUM
NARRANDERA PLAZA (form. Globe 2)
LOCKHART RIO
LOCKHART RIO
COROWA REX
HILLSTON ROXY
TUMUT MONTREAL (leased to Stathis)

LIMBERS (LYMBERIDES), PETROS (Peter)

Born: 15.6.1894
Source: A
Where: Maidos / Salonika
Source: F A
Where : Sarkis (Dardenelle peninsula - Gilchrist p 218)
[Family state MAIDOS.]
Died: 1963
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
Jan'y 1911
1922 - c1930
1922 - 1948

1922 - 1932
1924 - 1928
COWRA PALACE
COWRA CENTENNIAL HALL/ THEATRE COWRA
COWRA LYRIC
COWRA GLOBE

LOGUS,
HARRY

Born:
Source:
Where:
Source:
Died:
Source:
Where:
Source:

by 1925 - 1929
HAY FEDERAL HALL

LOURAN (LAURANDOS),
PANAYIOTIS FRATSESKOS (Peter)

Born: c1909
Source: F
Where:
Livadi, Kyth (Mrs Louran)
Kalamos, Kyth (Mr Rosso)
Source: see above
Died: 1978
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
c1922 (F)
1941 - 1961
GOODOOGA DE-LUXE

LUCAS,
PHILIP

Born: 14.11.1908 / 1908
Source: A (Nat'ion file) / F
Where: Kastellorizo
Source: F
Died: 6.12.1975
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1920s
1940 - 1972
c1940 - c1943
WALCHA CIVIC
WALCHA THEATRE

MARGETIS,
BRETOS

Born: 24.11.1889
Source: F
Where: Aroniadika, Kyth.
Source: F / Gilchrist p209
Died: 11.11.1961
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1903
(F - age 12)
(Gilchrist p209)
1924 - 1928

1924 - 1928
FAIRFIELD CRESCENT [still owned to 1931)
FAIRFIELD BUTTERFLY [leased]

MOTTEE,
DIMITRIOS (Jim) CONSTANTINE

Born: 6.10.1890
Source: F
Where: Lianianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 3.2.1962
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1912
Newspaper
1928 - 1935 (1930 as cinema)

1931? - 1935
1931? - 1935
KEMPSEY RENDEZVOUS DANCE HALL (MACLEAY TALKIES)


KEMPSEY VICTORIA
WEST KEMPSEY ADELPHI

MOTTEE,
EMANUEL CONSTANTINE

Born: 5.1.1896
Source: F
Where: Lianianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1987
Source: F
Where: Kempsey, NSW
Source: F
1922
Newspaper
1928 - 1935 (1930 as cinema)

1931? - 1935
1931? - 1935
KEMPSEY RENDEZVOUS DANCE HALL (MACLEAY TALKIES)


KEMPSEY VICTORIA
WEST KEMPSEY ADELPHI

MOTTEE,
GEORGEOS (George) CONSTANTINE

Born: 3.11.1894
Source: F
Where: Lianianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 5.8.1960
Source: Newspaper / F
Where: Kempsey, NSW
Source: F
1908
Newspaper
1928 - 1935 (1930 as cinema)

1931? - 1935
1931? - 1935
KEMPSEY RENDEZVOUS DANCE HALL (MACLEAY TALKIES)


KEMPSEY VICTORIA
WEST KEMPSEY ADELPHI

MOTTEE,
PANAYIOTIS (Peter) CONSTANTINE

Born: 5.8.1885
Source: F
Where: Lianianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 4.5.1942
Source: Newspaper / F
Where: Kempsey, NSW
Source: F
March 1898 (F)
1928 - 1935 (1930 as cinema)

1931? - 1935
1931? - 1935
KEMPSEY RENDEZVOUS DANCE HALL (MACLEAY TALKIES)


KEMPSEY VICTORIA
WEST KEMPSEY ADELPHI

NICHOLAS (PAPANICHOLAU), SAVVA (Sam) (brother of George)

Born: c1890
Source: F
Where: Messina, Pelop.
Source: F
Died: 1948
Source: F
Where: Newcastle, NSW
Source: F
c1908
1928 - 1940
MERRIWA ASTROS

NICHOLAS (PAPANICHOLAU), GEORGEOS (George)
(brother of Sam)

Born:
Source:
Where: Messina, Pelop
Source: F
Died: c1934/35
Source: F
Where: Merriwa, NSW
Source: F
c1909
1928 - 1934/35
MERRIWA ASTROS

NOTARAS,
ANTONIOS LAMBRINOS
(Anthony)
(son of Lambrinos)

Born: 1895
Source: A
Where: Friliggianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1991
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1908 (Gilchrist
p 207)
1926 - U/N

1926 - c1929
1951 - 1965
GRAFTON SARATON
(owned building but leased to Dorgan)
GRAFTON FITZROY
WOOLGOOLGA SEAVIEW

NOTARAS,
IOANNIS LAMBRINOS
(John)

Born: 20.7.1892
Source: A
Where: Friliggianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1961
Source: F
Where: Grafton, NSW
Source: F
20.5.1905 (A)
1926 - U/N

1926 - c1929
GRAFTON SARATON
(owned building but leased to Dorgan)
GRAFTON FITZROY

PASPALAS,
ARCHIVIADIS (Archibald)

Born: 19.2.1898
Source: A
Where: Kythera
Source: A
Died:
Source:
Where:
Source:
5.11.1912 (A)
1919 - 1921
WALGETT OLYMPIA PICTURES
(trading as Paspal & Co)

PETERS (PETRACOS),
PANAYIOTIS (Peter)

Born:
Source:
Where:
Source:
Died:
Source:
Where:
Source:

1927
WALGETT VICTORIA THEATRE

PETERS (PIZIMOLAS), ANTONIOS PANAYIOTIS
(Anthony)

Born: 14.1.1914
Source: F
Where: Gianadi, Rhodes
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Brisbane, Qld
Source: N/A
1934 (F)
1945 - 1965
MULLUMBIMBY EMPIRE


NAME &
PERSONAL DETAILS
ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA
CINEMA YEARS
PLACES AND CINEMAS


POULOS (TZORTZOPOULOS),
ALEXANDROS

Born: 15.8.1901
Source: F
Where: Karavas, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1977
Source: F
Where: Greece
Source: F
1928 (F)
1939 - 1945
WARIALDA SCHOOL OF ARTS
[Took over cinemas in Qld after.]

PSALTIS,
GEORGEOS (George)

Born: c1900
Source: Relative
Where: Friliggianika, Kyth
Source: Relative
Died: c1970s
Source: Relative
Where: Adelaide, SA
Source: Relative
c1923-25 (Relative)
1936
BINGARA ROXY

ROSSO (GIANNIOTIS),
GEORGEOS (George)

Born: 1.9.1923
Source: F
Where: Kalamos, Kyth
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: N/A
Jan'y 1928 (F)
1948 - 1950

1952; 1956
MT VICTORIA PICTURES (with Reece Beetson)
CARINDA MEGALO (while Theo Conomos was overseas)

ROUFOGALIS,
ANGELOS KOSTAS

Born: 21.5.1904
Source: A
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died: 1976
Source: F
Where: Akrata, Greece
Source: F
early 1920s
(F)
1929 - 1944


1944
BARELLAN ROYAL (School of Arts) (From 1938, assisted by nephew Arthur Roufogalis)
LOCKHART RIO (managed theatre for about 6 months for N Laurantus)

ROUFOGALIS,
ARTHUR

Born: 24.12.1919
Source: F
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: N/A
1938 (F)
1938 - 1948
BARELLAN ROYAL (School of Arts)

(From 1938, assisted his uncle, Angelo Roufogalis. When Angelo left the business, Arthur continued by himself.)

SIMOS,
DEMETRIOS PANAYIOTIS
(Also spelt Dimetrius)
(James)

Born: c1896
Source: F
Where: Messagros, Lesbos
Source: F
Died: 15.9.1938
Source: Newspaper
Where: Spit Bridge, NSW
Source: Newspaper
1911? (F)
1923 - 1938
1936 - 1938
COOTAMUNDRA ARCADIA
COOTAMUNDRA ROXY

SOTIROS (SOTIROPOULOS), ANDREAS

Born: 30.11.1901
Source: F
Where: Balkoubina, Pelop.
Source: F
Died: 7.8.1978
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
c1924
(F)(Also, see Law Report 1931 p127 - said been here for 7 years.)
1933 - 1937

1937 - 1964
LAKE CARGELLIGO STAR (fire 1937)
(lease in wife's name)
LAKE CARGELLIGO CIVIC

SOURRY (SOURIS),
PANAYIOTIS KOSMAS
(Peter)

Born: 15.10.1884
Source: A
Where: Agia Anastasia, Kyth
Source: Gilchrist p 209
Died: 1958 (after Kings at Rose Bay North closed)
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
c1899 (F)
returned to Greec 1911.

1897 (Gilchrist p209)

8.11.1914 (A)

1921 - C1936
c1929? - 1936
1940 - 1946
1940 - 1946

1947 - 1958
ARMIDALE ARCADIA
ARMIDALE CAPITOL (no proof)
TENTERFIELD LYRIC
TENTERFIELD SCHOOL OF ARTS (leased but not used for pictures)
ROSE BAY NORTH KINGS

SPELLSON (SPELIOTOPOULOS),
GEORGEOS DIMITRIOS
(George) (brother of Leo and Nicholas)
Born:
Source:
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died: early-mid 1930s
Source: F
Where: Greece (Akrata ?)
Source: F

1925? - c1929

c1930 - by 1933
CONDOBOLIN CENTRAL THEATRE
(lease signed 1927 - C of Title info.)
LAKE CARGELLIGO STAR

SPELLSON
(SPELIOTOPOULOS),
LEANDROS DIMITRIOS
(Leo) (brother of George and Nicholas)
Born: 13.2.1905
Source: F
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died: 18.4.1992
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F

1925? - c1929


1928
c1934 - 1936

c1935 - 1936
CONDOBOLIN CENTRAL THEATRE (lease signed 1927 - George Spellson only - C of Title info.)
BOGAN GATE PICTURE HALL
LAKE CARGELLIGO STAR (with A Sotiros)
TULLIBIGEAL PUBLIC HALL

SPELLSON
(SPELIOTOPOULOS),
NICHOLAS DIMITRIOS
(Nicholas) (brother of Leo and George)
Born: c1900
Source: F
Where: Akrata
Source: F
Died: 2.1.1928
Source: Newspaper
Where: Parkes, NSW
Source: Newspaper

1925? - 1927
1927
CONDOBOLIN CENTRAL HALL
BOGAN GATE TOLHURST HALL

STATHIS,
PANAYIOTIS

Born: 24.10.1891
Source: F
Where: Keramouta, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 21.9.1960
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW (buried Tumut, NSW)
Source: F
1907 (F)
1930 - 1960
TUMUT MONTREAL THEATRE
(Sons continued to run it until 1965.)
TZANNES,
JANIS SPIROS (John)

Born: 1.1.1911
Source: F
Where: Livadi, Kyth
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Maroubra, NSW
Source: N/A
1926 (F)
1.1.1946 -1960
BOOROWA EMPIRE (School of Arts)

AUSTRALIAN-BORN
CATSOULIS,
PANAYIOTIS

Born: 1919
Source: F
Where: Aberdeen, NSW
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Brisbane, Qld
Source: N/A

N/A

1946 - c1954

URUNGA TALKIES (Literary Institute)


AUSTRALIAN-BORN - HELPED WITH FATHER'S CINEMAS
SOURRY,
CHARLES (son of Peter)

Born: 1917
Source: F
Where: Glen Innes, NSW
Source: F
Died: Alive
Source: N/A
Where: Springwood, NSW
Source: N/A

1939 - 1946
1939 - 1946
1946 - 1948

TENTERFIELD LYRIC
TENTERFIELD SCHOOL OF ARTS
ROSE BAY NORTH KINGS


GREEK PICTURES ONLY
ALIFERIS,
HARRY

Born: 13.11.1914
Soucre: F
Where: Neapolis, Greece
Source: F
Died: alive
Source: N/A
Where: Bondi, NSW
Source: N/A

19 38(F)

1951 - c1955

HELLENIC TALKIES Coy AUSTRALASIA (screening in various cinemas including Bronte Hoyts)

OTHER NAMES FOUND DURING THE COURSE OF RESEARCH
BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ASCERTAIN ANYTHING ABOUT THEM
EXCEPT WHAT IT LISTED BELOW.


1. ANGELO CORONEO (per Emmanuel Conomos 1995) - Coroneo was a traveller who showed pictures in various towns, including Walgett. Lambros Conomos knew him to speak to. Believed to have died many years ago.

Found his son, Peter Coroneo, Coroneo's Nursery at Toowoomba. [Kevin did not make contact before death.]


2. BANGII (pronounced something like Bang-eye) - said to have operated films at Gleeson's Hall in Wauchope somewhere around 1919. Information from an undated and unsourced newspaper cutting filed under WAUCHOPE.


3. A. E. MAGENNIS - listed in The Film Weekly Annual Directory 1937 as exhibitor at Wingham Town Hall. This is the only listing for him and nothing else is known about him. Not even sure if this is the correct spelling.


4. JANIS TAMBAKIS - according to Mrs Chris Feros (21.10.1996) this man's son said that his father ran a cinema in western NSW sometime in the early days. If his father were still alive, he'd be about 100. Mother is about 80 and alive. The son is about 50. He thought the town where his father ran a cinema might have been Temora, Lake Cargelligo, Wagga Wagga or West Wyalong. Was an open air cinema. Afterwards, stayed with food shops. [Kevin could not make contact before his death.]


THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE, WHILE NOT INVOLVED DIRECTLY IN OPERATING CINEMAS PRIOR TO 1962/63, OWNED SPECIFIC CINEMA BUILDINGS.


CASSIM (CASSIMATIS),
CONSTANTIOS (Con)
(brother of Theo)

Born: 7.3.1904
Source: F
Where: Alexandrades,Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1958
Source: F
Where: Sydney, NSW
Source: F
1926 (F)


Naturalised 14.7.1933 at Lake Cargelligo
1936
PROPOSED CINEMA AT LAKE CARGELLIGO

CASSIM (CASSIMATIS),
THEODORE (Theo)
(brother of Con)

Born: 12.3.1896
Source: A
Where: Alexandrades,Kyth
Source: F
Died: Yes
Source: F
Where:
Source:
U/N


Naturalised 10.12.1926 at Lake Cargelligo
1937
LAKE CARGELLIGO CIVIC
Built it and leased it to A Sotiros until 1964. Then leased to N Johnson until 1979 when T Cassim and son, John took over. It was sold in 1977 to L and M Evans. John Cassim went on to build the drive-in at Nowra.


EXTRA PEOPLE NOTED HERE FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES.


NOTARAS,
LAMBRINOS JANIS
(father of Anthony & John)

Born: 1860?
Source:
Where: Friliggianika, Kyth
Source: F
Died: 1932
Source: F
Where:
Source:
1902 (A)

not sure if involved with the theatre/s

NOTARAS,
L J

Born:
Source:
Where:
Source:
Died:
Source:
Where:
Source:

1957 - 1969
YAMBA ENTERPRISE

NOTARAS,
S J

Born:
Source:
Where:
Source:
Died:
Source:
Where:
Source:

1957 - 1969
YAMBA ENTERPRISE

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