Lygon Theatre

186 Lygon Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3057

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres

Architects: Cedric Heise Ballantyne

Firms: Ballantyne & Hare

Functions: Office Space, Storage

Styles: Neo-Classical

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Lygon Theatre

The Lygon Theatre was opened on 26th January 1924. Independently operated, it was later taken over by Hoyts Theatres chain and was closed on 24th June 1959.

The building’s facade was removed and a new frontage added to the auditorium, which runs parallel to Lygon Street. It was converted into a Technology Centre and warehouse. It was demolished in 2012.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

curmudgeon on September 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

Drove past this site recently. Now gone. Another non-descript multi-level apartment and commercial development now occupies this site.

GreatJohnL on September 12, 2022 at 3:29 pm

I was a Lolly Boy at this theatre for one night. Most of my stock was stolen. It cost me more than I earned, so that ended my career abruptly.

davidcoppock on September 13, 2022 at 8:36 am

Closed on 24th June 1959.

davidcoppock on September 13, 2022 at 8:44 am

When this theatre building was being demolished, the rear wall collapsed on to the street due to strong winds.

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