Majestic Theatre 3 Factory Street, Pomona, QLD

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Majestic Theatre 3 Factory Street, Pomona, QLD

Majestic Theatre 3 Factory Street, Pomona, QLD

Photo - Elaborate candle stick wall lights as theatre decor add to the vintage atmos.

The Majestic Theatre in Pomona, was built in 1921. Apart from showing silent movies, as delivered by the travelling picture show man, who did a circuit around the region with his own projector, it also served as a space for vaudeville performances and the usual social gatherings of a rural community in Queensland, at that time. Talking pictures came on the scene in the early 1930’s and the theatre had a conventional life, as a movie theatre and rural hall for most of the 20th century. It remained the only movie theatre in the Noosa Shire until 1984.

It’s busiest period was during WWII, when it was requisitioned by the army, which stationed a regiment of anti tank gunners in the area. The servicemen took ticket priority and the town’s folk were not impressed. They could no longer get in to the pictures with ease. As some consolation to them, the doors would be flung open, so residents could stand on the old Bruce Hwy outside and watch movies through the theatre doors.

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