Hoyts Time Theatre

449 Whitehorse Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3103

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres

Architects: Reginald Appleford, Christopher A. Cowper, Gordon Murphy

Firms: Cowper, Murphy, & Appleford

Styles: Art Deco

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Hoyts Time Theatre

The Time Theatre which was operated by Hoyts Theatres Ltd., opened in June 1941, in the west Melbourne suburb of Balwyn. Seating was in a stadium plan, with a raised stepped section at the rear of the auditorium, rather than a traditional balcony. It suffered dame from a fire which occurred on May 3, 1945.

It closed in 1963 and was demolished. A Shell service station was built on the site.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Ken Roe

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50sSNIPES on November 1, 2022 at 11:47 am

On May 3, 1945, the Hoyts Time Theatre was severely damaged by a fire which destroyed the stage and the screen. The fire occurred during a showing of an unknown movie. Nobody was injured despite the capacity of the showing was half-full at the time of the fire. The floor was flooded with water by people trying to extinguish the fire, and traffic was pushed back for miles due to the people surrounding next to the theater. The bottom-left side of the screen was devastated in the fire pretty heavily before spreading rapidly towards the stage.

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