Village 1 & 2

444 Nepean Highway,
Melbourne, VIC 3199

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Previously operated by: Village Theatres

Functions: Medical Center, Office Space, Retail

Previous Names: Village Twin

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Village 1 & 2  444 Nepean Highway, Frankston, VIC 3199

Located in the outer southern Melbourne suburb of Frankston. The Village Twin at 444 Nepean Highway was built in 1976. It later became part of two Village complexes, with the second complex being opened on the opposite side of the road in the Peninsula Centre building, known as Village 3 & 4.

Later the Village Twin, cinemas 1 & 2 were taken over by Peninsula Cinemas, finally closing and the building being extensively altered and refurbished. Currently (in 2020) the location houses offices, medical & consulting, shop & retail.

In 2011, the Village 1 & 2 was used as the Boulevard Events Centre and a restaurant. Within the complex one of the cinema auditoriums remained intact. Village 3-4 opposite had already closed before the Village 1 & 2 did. The Village 1 & 2 was demolished in early-2021.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

james138 on July 14, 2011 at 4:00 am

This cinema was never subdivided into a four screen cinema. It remained a twin screen cinema until its closure, operated by Village Cinemas and then Peninsula Cinemas towards the end. It was not built on the site of the 1933 Frankston Picture Theatre. The original Frankston Picture Theatre was in nearby Playne Street, demolished to be replaced by the Ball and Welch department store in the early 1960s.

The twin cinema in the Peninsula Centre building over the road was only ever known as Village Cinemas 3 & 4, closing some time before this cinema.

kennerado on November 26, 2011 at 2:08 am

I saw many movies here as a kid, I saw my first movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” at this cinema. I also saw “Mortal Kombat” here and it was packed out with a line of people going outside the building.

One interesting feature I remember was inside the foyer there was this cool light structure in the ceiling. It was an inverted dome that was multi-coloured and would cycle through different colours.

kennerado on June 9, 2021 at 4:19 pm

This has been demolished recently, please update.

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