Glen theatre 675 Glenferrie Road Glenferrie - Atmospheric Picture Palace.
Glen theatre 675 Glenferrie Road Glenferrie - Atmospheric Picture Palace
Photo - Adrian Crothers
Located in Glenferrie Rd, Glenferrie – the Glen Opened in 1917 as the Glenferrie Theatre, then became the Palais de Danse in 1927, then the New Glen Theatre in 1940’s. It was converted for widescreen (CinemaScope) in 1955. It closed in 1960 due to the advent of television. For a while afterwards it was used as a music hall. In 2010 it was a shopping arcade.
It was renovated in 2013, retaining as much of the original decorative features as possible, and re-opened as the 8-screen Lido Cinemas on 12th February 2015 with “50 Shades of Grey” showing in one auditorium. All auditoriums have 4K digital projectors, and there is also Dolby Atmos sound. There in an open-air rooftop cinema, said to be the first to operate in Australia as part of an indoor cinema.
Contributed by Greg Lynch –
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