Town Hall

Knox Street and McCaskill Street,
Numurkah, VIC 3636

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Functions: Live Performances, Movies

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Town Hall Pictures, Shire Hall

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Town Hall

Located in the north Victoria town of Numurkah, at the corner of Knox Street and Melville Street. The Town Hall was opened in 1939, and as it was designed for multi-purpose use, it was fully equipped with stage facilities and projection equipment. The Art Deco style building has in its auditorium, a flat floor on stalls level, and a small balcony with tip-up seats at the rear.

Known for many years as the Town Hall Pictures, it was operating as a cinema in 1952 as the Shire Hall. An unusual feature of the building was the adjacent Outdoor Theatre, which was served by the indoor theatre’s projection box, the portholes of which are located on both sides of the room (although the Outdoor Theatre has been built over years ago). Films are rarely screened today, but the Xenonsol arc Model 3, with Centrex base and C.W. sound head projectors are still in situ.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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PhillipGrace on March 21, 2010 at 3:08 am

Projectors are (2) Cummings and Wilson Model G mechanisims on Westrex 2003-B sound heads and Centrex Bases. Lamphouses are Zeiss Xenosol III.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 21, 2010 at 3:15 am

Spook; Thanks for the clarification, not being a technical person myself. I quickly wrote down what I was being told by the building’s caretaker while being taken on a tour of the building.

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