Glenelg Cinema Centre

119 Jetty Road,
Adelaide, SA 5045

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Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres, Wallis Cinemas

Architects: F. Kenneth Milne

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Ozone Theatre

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Wallis Cinema Centre – Glenelg.

Located in the south-west Adelaide suburb of Glenelg. The Ozone Theatre opened on 25th November 1937. The theatre was designed by Kenneth Milne and had a seating capacity of 1,920. In 1951 it was listed as being operated by a company known as Hoyts-Ozone Theatres Ltd. Operated as a single screen theatre until 1971.

It was twinned in 1972, and tripled in 1978, when it was re-named Glenelg Cinema Centre, seating was 694, 232 and 232. The last movie shown here was a free screening of "Gone With the Wind" which took place on February 1, 2009. At the time of closing, it was operated by Wallis Cinemas. It was demolished in June/July 2011.

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jaydee on February 2, 2009 at 5:47 am

It seems hard to believe that with a new shopping complex being built next door, and being situated in one of the prime tourist areas in Adelaide that this cinema, with modernisation, couldn’t have survived. Sadly, over the last couple of years it has been neglected, and in many ways has been left to run down. Even its huge function area, which could hold 700 people, and its extensive catering facilities were hardly used. Over the years tens of thousands of people had been served food and beverages prior to a movie. Now this is all just a memory. Glenelg wasn’t just a cinema, nor just an icon, it was a way of life, now “Gone With The Wind”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Great looking picture.

davidcoppock on April 1, 2020 at 6:39 am

This site is now a bank(Commonwealth Bank), and a phone store(Telstra Shop).

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