Renown Theatre

Old Great Northern Highway,
Midland, WA 6065

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Previously operated by: Consolidated Theatres

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THE RENOWN THEATRE - Midland Junction Perth,  Western Australia

The Renown Theatre opened on 12th April 1927 and had a Picture Gardens Theatre at the rear (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

The Renown Theatre was leased to Consolidated Theatres from July 1, 1954. It was closed on 31st January 1968. The building was then used as a furniture store(name unknown?), till later demolished(1990’s?). In 1997, a G.S.I.(Good Samaritan Industries) op shop(until the op shop moved), the site is now a real estate office(Giles Jones)(?).

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on October 16, 2019 at 8:35 am

Opened on 15/4/1927.

film on November 4, 2019 at 5:01 am

THE GRAND OPENING OF THE THEATRE RENOWN – As reported in The Swan Express (Midland Junction, WA) – Fri 15 Apr 1927

Tuesday evening the new picture theatre in Midland Junction was the center of interest, and the crowd waiting admittance was at once apparent to anyone entering the town. Happily for the enterprising proprietors the theatre was ready for the night of opening, the only unfinished portion being part of the granolithic footpath. Next week we hope to publish architectural details. A programme was given worthy of the occasion, and the large audience expressed their appreciation by applause, especially during the turn of the Specialty Four. The opening ceremony was performed by the Hon. Dr. Athelstan Saw, M.L.C., who was introduced by the Mayor of Midland Junction (Mr W R. Crosbie). The Mayor remarked that the Municipality of Midland Junction should be congratulated on having such a fine theatre. He commended Messrs. A. Herbert and G. G Trefoy on their enterprise, and on their behalf thanked the splendid audience for their patronage.

Dr. Saw also extended congratulations for the magnificent theatre, which would give much instruction and pleasure to (the inhabitants off the town. It was a great thing to possess a theatre of this kind in the town, because it would be of considerable convenience and advantage, for it would obviate the necessity of going to large cent res for amusement. It was only about twenty years since the first picture theatre had been opened in Perth. At first those who considered themselves wiseacres thought picture theatres would not last for any length of time, but they had Increased their hold on the people, and contributed to their amusement and education. He had very much pleasure In declaring the theatre open, and hoped it would contribute to the prosperity. and enjoyment of the people of Midland Junetlon. – Contributed by Greg Lynch –

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