Prison Cinema

Fairbairn Street,
Fremantle, WA 6160

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Functions: Movies (Classic)

Previous Names: Crown Theatre

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Prison Cinema

Fremantle Prison opened in 1855, and closed on 30th November 1991, and the prisoners moved to the new Casurina Prison at Casuarina. There may have been screenings in the prison for the prisoners and/or the prison staff. The prison is now open for tourists. Part of the prison is now a back packers, and there is plans to operate a outdoor cinema in the prison grounds, and to screen the films on the prison walls. Fremantle Prison appeared on The Amazing Race(season 9, leg 8), and The Amazing Race Australia(season 1, last episode).

The Crown Theatre was re-opened on 12th January 2021 as the Prison Cinema, screening classic prison themed films.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on May 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

The Entrance to Fremantle Prison is on Fairbairn Street.

Predator
Predator on May 5, 2016 at 8:37 pm

The theatre portion of the Fremantle prison is called the Crown Theatre.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 26, 2021 at 10:25 am

Now renamed Prison Cinema, opening on 12/1/2021 with “The Shawshank redemption” Only screens prison movies, like “The Great escape”, “The Rock”, and “Escape from Alcatrez”. Website is https://prisoncinema.com.au

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