Hoyts Carnegie Theatre

18-22 Woorayl Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3163

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres

Previous Names: Carnegie Theatre

Nearby Theaters

Hoyts Carnegie Theatre

Located in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Carnegie. The Carnegie Theatre was opened on 24th November 1920 and was operated by the Carnegie Picture Theatre Co. P/L. From as early as 1924 the programming was controlled by Associated Theatres P/L headed by Gerge Tallis & Frank Thring senior. In 1926 this arrangement was continued when Associated Theatres merged to become Hoyts Theatres. Ltd.

In 1929 there was a worldwide economic downturn (known as the Great Depression), and for a few years the theatre supplemented film with the operation on an ice/roller skating rink, until being forced to close its doors. In 1935 Hoyts Theatres acquired the property and extensively re-furbished the theatre and installed sound equipment. The grand re-opening was on August 17, 1935 with a capacity audience of 900. Television arrived in the mid-1950’s and the theatre was forced to close in 1959. It was converted into office space and workshops.

Sadly the building was demolished around 2018 and a modern apartment building now stands on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Greg Lynch

Recent comments (view all 1 comments)

Brackenboy on October 27, 2016 at 8:07 am

It’s actually Woorayl Street, Carnegie which is a suburb of Melbourne (rather than a district). This was my local cinema when I was a teenager.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.