Paris Theatre

243 Bourke Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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The Cleopatra 243 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 1964 – Previously the Lyceum

The Cleopatra 243 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 1964 – Previously the Lyceum

Boxoffice ticket from the Gil Whelan collection

Cleopatra – In 1964 the Lyceum theatre was renamed the Cleopatra.

TODD AO 70mm equipment was installed and full length curtains were placed around the auditorium walls, including the foyer.

Cleopatra opened in TODD AO on Feb 28, 1964 and ran until April 16, 1965. When the run of “Cleopatra” ended The theatre was then re-named the Paris and “The Sound of Music” played to packed houses until it closed in Dec 20, 1967. The theatre was closed on Jan 28, 1970, and demolished a short time later.

Contributed by Greg Lynch –

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