Amusu Theatre

801 Anzac Parade,
Maroubra Junction,
Sydney, NSW 2035

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Previously operated by: Eastern Suburbs Cinemas

Architects: C.B. Gray

Styles: Art Deco

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Amusu Theatre

Located in the south Sydney district of Maroubra Junction. The Amusu Theatre was built and operated by two Australian’s, Amos Hinton and Arthur Hennessey and opened in December 1921 with seating for 1,508 patrons. State records show an application for re-modeling on 15th May 1929, to the plans of architect C.B. Gray.

The Amusu Theatre was further revamped in an Art Deco style in 1940. By 1951 it was operated by Eastern Suburbs Cinemas chain.

Closed on 13th June 1958 with Harry Secombe in “Davy” and Cornel Wilde in “The Devils Hairpin”. It was demolished and a petrol station was built on the site, which closed in 1979. This too has now been demolished and replaced by the usual large block of flats.

Contributed by John Gleeson

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nhinton on August 27, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Amos Hinton and Arthur Hennessey were not American but Australian. Arthur Hennessey was also a founding member of Rugby League in Australia and the South Sydney Rugby League Club. After the Amusu closed Amos Hinton moved to manage The Vocalist Theatre in Maroubra Junction.

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