b>TEMORA STRAND *Facade retained ......P..*A/G..3 TENTERFIELD LYRIC ......P...*D...2 *fire Facade ret'd TULLIBIGEAL HALL .....NP...A TULLIBIGEAL PUBLIC HALL .....NP...R TUMUT MONTREAL .....P....O...1 UNGARIE HALL .....NP...D WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL .....P....D WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL GARDENS..P....D WAGGA WAGGA PLAZA....P..*A/G...3 *Facade retained WAGGA WAGGA STRAND .....P...D - fire WAGGA WAGGA WONDERLAND .....P...D WALCHA CIVIC .....P...D - fire WALCHA THEATRE .....P...A...2 WALGETT LUXURY .....P...D - fire WALGETT OLYMPIA PICTURES.....P...D - fire WALGETT PICTURE PALACE..P...D WALGETT POPULAR PICTURES/ S. OF ARTS ....NP...R WALGETT VICTORIA .....P...D - fire WARIALDA SCHOOL OF ARTS ....NP..R/A...3 WAUCHOPE GLEESON'S HALL?? ..NP...D WEE WAA STAR (1st) .....P...D - fire WEE WAA STAR (2nd)/ SCHOOL OF ARTS ....NP...D WEST WYALONG REO GARDENS..P...D WEST WYALONG RIO .....P...D WEST WYALONG RIO OPEN AIR....P...D WEST WYALONG TIVOLI .....P...D WEST MAITLAND LYCEUM HALL....NP..D WEST MAITLAND RINK PICTURES..NP..D WOOLGOOLGA SEAVIEW .....NP...D YENDA REGENT .....NP...A...2 YOUNG IMPERIAL OPEN AIR.P....D YOUNG LYCEUM ....NP....D YOUNG STRAND .....P....A...2 TOTAL: 120 VENUES SUMMARY: DEMOLISHED - 69 These include those destroyed by fire. Also included are four that have been demolished although their facades (in whole or portion) have been retained: Fairfield Crescent; Port Macquarie Ritz; Taree Civic; Tenterfield Lyric. ADAPTED / ADAPTED / GUTTED - 35 The amount of adaptation depends on each particular situation. For some it is total gutting, while for others portions of the cinematic features have remained. Also included are three that have had their facades, side walls and roofs retained but internally they have been gutted: Liverpool Regal; Temora Strand; Wagga Wagga Plaza. OPERATING - 7 Grafton Saraton - privately run. Still owned by Notaras family. Laurieton Plaza - privately run. Leeton Roxy - community owned Mt Victoria Flicks - community hall, films privately run. Scone Civic - privately run. Still owned by Coroneo family. Tamworth Regent - privately run, but has been twinned and portion of the original building's cinematic features have been lost. Tumut Montreal - still privately owned but local community has managed to acquire it on lease, using it as a community centre similar to Leeton Roxy. REVERTED - 7 These are public halls that were used for a time for showing of films and, since films ceased to be shown in them, have reverted to their original use. OTHER - 2 Gundagai Theatre - owned by the Masonic Lodge (attached to the theatre). Theatre closed. Nyngan Open Air - privately owned by is falling into disrepair owing to non-use.' /> b>TEMORA STRAND *Facade retained ......P..*A/G..3 TENTERFIELD LYRIC ......P...*D...2 *fire Facade ret'd TULLIBIGEAL HALL .....NP...A TULLIBIGEAL PUBLIC HALL .....NP...R TUMUT MONTREAL .....P....O...1 UNGARIE HALL .....NP...D WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL .....P....D WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL GARDENS..P....D WAGGA WAGGA PLAZA....P..*A/G...3 *Facade retained WAGGA WAGGA STRAND .....P...D - fire WAGGA WAGGA WONDERLAND .....P...D WALCHA CIVIC .....P...D - fire WALCHA THEATRE .....P...A...2 WALGETT LUXURY .....P...D - fire WALGETT OLYMPIA PICTURES.....P...D - fire WALGETT PICTURE PALACE..P...D WALGETT POPULAR PICTURES/ S. OF ARTS ....NP...R WALGETT VICTORIA .....P...D - fire WARIALDA SCHOOL OF ARTS ....NP..R/A...3 WAUCHOPE GLEESON'S HALL?? ..NP...D WEE WAA STAR (1st) .....P...D - fire WEE WAA STAR (2nd)/ SCHOOL OF ARTS ....NP...D WEST WYALONG REO GARDENS..P...D WEST WYALONG RIO .....P...D WEST WYALONG RIO OPEN AIR....P...D WEST WYALONG TIVOLI .....P...D WEST MAITLAND LYCEUM HALL....NP..D WEST MAITLAND RINK PICTURES..NP..D WOOLGOOLGA SEAVIEW .....NP...D YENDA REGENT .....NP...A...2 YOUNG IMPERIAL OPEN AIR.P....D YOUNG LYCEUM ....NP....D YOUNG STRAND .....P....A...2 TOTAL: 120 VENUES SUMMARY: DEMOLISHED - 69 These include those destroyed by fire. Also included are four that have been demolished although their facades (in whole or portion) have been retained: Fairfield Crescent; Port Macquarie Ritz; Taree Civic; Tenterfield Lyric. ADAPTED / ADAPTED / GUTTED - 35 The amount of adaptation depends on each particular situation. For some it is total gutting, while for others portions of the cinematic features have remained. Also included are three that have had their facades, side walls and roofs retained but internally they have been gutted: Liverpool Regal; Temora Strand; Wagga Wagga Plaza. OPERATING - 7 Grafton Saraton - privately run. Still owned by Notaras family. Laurieton Plaza - privately run. Leeton Roxy - community owned Mt Victoria Flicks - community hall, films privately run. Scone Civic - privately run. Still owned by Coroneo family. Tamworth Regent - privately run, but has been twinned and portion of the original building's cinematic features have been lost. Tumut Montreal - still privately owned but local community has managed to acquire it on lease, using it as a community centre similar to Leeton Roxy. REVERTED - 7 These are public halls that were used for a time for showing of films and, since films ceased to be shown in them, have reverted to their original use. OTHER - 2 Gundagai Theatre - owned by the Masonic Lodge (attached to the theatre). Theatre closed. Nyngan Open Air - privately owned by is falling into disrepair owing to non-use." />
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History > Archive/Research > Cinema Research 10: Appendix 10: Cinemas operated at various times between 1915 & 1963 by Greek-Australian Exhibitors in the State of New South Wales.

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submitted by George Poulos on 18.10.2004

Cinema Research 10: Appendix 10: Cinemas operated at various times between 1915 & 1963 by Greek-Australian Exhibitors in the State of New South Wales.

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 10 of Kevin Cork's previously unpublished Ph.D thesis.

In Appendix 10, Kevin Cork provides us with a comprehensive list of cinemas, operated by Greek's, and Greek-Kytherian's.

His research work was instrumental in causing Heritage Australia too actively intervene to save a number of Cinema's at risk of being lost or demolished. (See previous Cork entries.)

The importance of the Hellenic and Kytherian contribution to Australian cinema ownership and history is clearly demonstrated in Appendix 10.

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 10

CINEMAS OPERATED AT VARIOUS TIMES BETWEEN 1915 & 1963 BY
GREEK-AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITORS IN THE STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES.


["Register Status" - refer to Thorne, Tod and Cork, 1996. Movie Theatre Register. Sydney: Architecture Department, Sydney University, pp.3-4.] Bold typeface (of Cinema name) indicates built by Greek-Australian.


Name of Cinema...

Column 1 - Purpose {P)or Non-purpose (NP)Built...

Column 2 - Present Condition...
O - Operating
D - Demol 'd
G - Gutted
A - Adapted
R - Reverted

Column 3 - Register Status...



ARMIDALE ARCADIA.....P...A...3

ARMIDALE CAPITOL.....P...A...2

BARELLAN ROYAL .....NP...D

BELLINGEN MEMORIAL...NP...R...1

BINGARA REGENT (2nd).P...A...2

BINGARA REGENT OPEN AIR P...D

BINGARA ROXY.........P...A...1

BOGAN GATE PICTURE HALL...P...A...1

BOGAN GATE TOLHURST HALL..NP...D

BOGGABRI LYRIC OPEN AIR ..P...D

BOGGABRI ROYAL ..........P...A...3

BOOROWA EMPIRE ..........NP..A...2

CARINDA MEGALO THEATRE ..NP..A...3

CESSNOCK STRAND (1st) ..P...D

CESSNOCK STRAND (2nd) ..P...D

COBAR MASONIC/EMPIRE ..NP..R

COBAR EMPIRE OPEN AIR ..P...D

COBAR REGENT ..........P...D - fire

COBAR REGENT OPEN AIR ..P...D

CONDOBOLIN AUSSIE OPEN AIR..P...D

CONDOBOLIN CENTRAL HALL/RENOWN...P...A...1

COOMA CAPITOL .........NP...D

COOMA VICTOR .........NP...A...2

COOTAMUNDRA ARCADIA......P...D

COOTAMUNDRA ROXY.........P...D

COROWA REX .........P...A...1

COWRA CENT. HALL / THEATRE COWRA.NP..A..2
COWRA GLOBE .....P...D

COWRA LYRIC .........NP..D - fire

COWRA PALACE .........P...D

EAST MOREE DANCELAND THEATRE ..P..A..2

EAST MOREE OPEN AIR THEATRE ..P...D
FAIRFIELD BUTTERFLY ......P...D

FAIRFIELD CRESCENT ......P..*D...3 *facade retained

GLEN INNES GRAND ......P...A...1

GLEN INNES ROXY ......P...A...3

GOODOOGA DE-LUXE ......P...D

GRAFTON FITZROY ..... NP..D - fire

GRAFTON SARATON ......P...O...1

GRIFFITH LYCEUM ......P...D

GRIFFITH RIO OPEN AIR (2nd)...P...D

GUNDAGAI THEATRE ......P..Closed..1

HARDEN LYCEUM ......P...A...2

HAY FEDERAL HAL ......NP..Resited -A
HILLSTON ROXY ......P...A...2

INVERELL CAPITOL ......P...D

JUNEE ATHENEUM ......P...A...2

JUNEE LYCEUM ......P...D - fire

KEMPSEY RENDEZVOUS
/MACLEAY TALKIES
......NP...A

KEMPSEY VICTORIA ......P...D


KEMPSEY WEST ADELPHI/
ROXY ......P...D

LAKE CARGELLIGO CIVIC ......P...A...2

LAKE CARGELLIGO STAR ......P...D - fire
LAURIETON PLAZA ......P...O...2

LAURIETON SCHOOL OF ARTS......NP..R

LEETON GLOBE ......P...D

LEETON GLOBE OPEN AIR ......P...D

LEETON ROXY ......P...O...1

LEETON ROXY GARDEN THEATRE....P...D
LIVERPOOL REGAL ....P...*A/G..2 *facade retained

LOCKHART OPEN AIR ....P...D

LOCKHART RIO ....P...A...1

LOCKHART SCHOOL OF ARTS ...NP...R

MERRIWA ASTROS ...P...D
MOREE CAPITOL ...P...A...3

MOREE CAPITOL GARDEN THEATRE..P...D
MT VICTORIA PICTURES ...NP...O

MULLUMBIMBY EMPIRE ....P...D

NARRANDERA CRITERION HALL .....NP..A...1

NARRANDERA GLOBE (1st) .....NP..D - fire

NARRANDERA GLOBE OPEN AIR.....P...D

NARRANDERA GLOBE (2nd)/PLAZA ..P...A...1

NYNGAN PALAIS .....P...A...2

NYNGAN PALAIS OPEN AIR .....P..Not Used..2
PT MACQUARIE CIVIC ..... P...A/G

PT MACQUARIE EMPIRE ......P...D - fire
PT MACQUARIE PALATIAL RITZ....P..*D
*Part of facade ret'd

ROSE BAY NORTH KINGS ......P...A...1

SCONE CIVIC ......P...O...1

TAMWORTH CAPITOL ......P...D

TAMWORTH REGENT
*Twinned ......P..*O...1
TAMWORTH STRAND ......P...D - fire
TAREE BOWER / CIVIC ......P..*D...3
*fire Facade ret'd

TAREE SAVOY ......P...D

TEMORA CROWN ......P...D

TEMORA STAR ......P...D - fire
TEMORA STAR OPEN AIR ......P...D - fire
>b>TEMORA STRAND
*Facade retained ......P..*A/G..3

TENTERFIELD LYRIC ......P...*D...2 *fire Facade ret'd

TULLIBIGEAL HALL .....NP...A

TULLIBIGEAL PUBLIC HALL .....NP...R

TUMUT MONTREAL .....P....O...1

UNGARIE HALL .....NP...D

WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL .....P....D
WAGGA WAGGA CAPITOL GARDENS..P....D

WAGGA WAGGA PLAZA....P..*A/G...3 *Facade retained

WAGGA WAGGA STRAND .....P...D - fire
WAGGA WAGGA WONDERLAND .....P...D

WALCHA CIVIC .....P...D - fire
WALCHA THEATRE .....P...A...2

WALGETT LUXURY .....P...D - fire
WALGETT OLYMPIA PICTURES.....P...D - fire
WALGETT PICTURE PALACE..P...D

WALGETT POPULAR PICTURES/
S. OF ARTS ....NP...R

WALGETT VICTORIA .....P...D - fire
WARIALDA SCHOOL OF ARTS ....NP..R/A...3

WAUCHOPE GLEESON'S HALL?? ..NP...D

WEE WAA STAR (1st) .....P...D - fire
WEE WAA STAR (2nd)/
SCHOOL OF ARTS ....NP...D

WEST WYALONG REO GARDENS..P...D

WEST WYALONG RIO .....P...D

WEST WYALONG RIO OPEN AIR....P...D

WEST WYALONG TIVOLI .....P...D

WEST MAITLAND LYCEUM HALL....NP..D

WEST MAITLAND RINK PICTURES..NP..D

WOOLGOOLGA SEAVIEW .....NP...D

YENDA REGENT .....NP...A...2

YOUNG IMPERIAL OPEN AIR.P....D

YOUNG LYCEUM ....NP....D

YOUNG STRAND .....P....A...2

TOTAL: 120 VENUES

SUMMARY:

DEMOLISHED - 69

These include those destroyed by fire. Also included are four that have been demolished although their facades (in whole or portion) have been retained: Fairfield Crescent; Port Macquarie Ritz; Taree Civic; Tenterfield Lyric.


ADAPTED / ADAPTED / GUTTED - 35

The amount of adaptation depends on each particular situation. For some it is total gutting, while for others portions of the cinematic features have remained. Also included are three that have had their facades, side walls and roofs retained but internally they have been gutted: Liverpool Regal; Temora Strand; Wagga Wagga Plaza.


OPERATING - 7

Grafton Saraton - privately run. Still owned by Notaras family.
Laurieton Plaza - privately run.

Leeton Roxy - community owned

Mt Victoria Flicks - community hall, films privately run.

Scone Civic - privately run. Still owned by Coroneo family.

Tamworth Regent - privately run, but has been twinned and portion of the original building's cinematic features have been lost.

Tumut Montreal - still privately owned but local community has managed to acquire it on lease, using it as a community centre similar to Leeton Roxy.

REVERTED - 7

These are public halls that were used for a time for showing of films and, since films ceased to be shown in them, have reverted to their original use.


OTHER - 2

Gundagai Theatre - owned by the Masonic Lodge (attached to the theatre). Theatre closed.

Nyngan Open Air - privately owned by is falling into disrepair owing to non-use.

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