New Mentone Theatre

188 Nepean Highway,
Melbourne, VIC 3195

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New Mentone Theatre  188 Nepean Highway, Mentone, VIC - Australia - INTERIOR

New Mentone Theatre 188 Nepean Highway, Mentone, VIC - Australia - INTERIOR

There were full houses almost weekly at The New Mentone Cinema

During its heyday there were full houses almost weekly at The New Mentone Cinema. Saturday night shows were often booked out in advance, at least in the middle range of seat prices. Some families had permanent bookings at weekends. Locals treated the place as a centre of social activity, a venue for an enjoyable night out that did not involve great expense or long travel times. Courting couples loved its upstairs luxury and families packed the back stalls, while latecomers endured the front stalls where necks had to tilt a little to follow the action.

On Saturday afternoons for three decades after 1930 hordes of local kids went to the matinees, enjoying feature movies of the ‘general exhibition’ type, as well as cartoons and serials that tempted the youngsters back each week to see how dangerous situations could be resolved by the valiant heroes. Hopalong Cassidy, and the like, always came out smiling and the bad guys always lost, even if it took till the last episode. During the 1930s the children’s matinees were promoted by providing free comics and bags of lollies, or competitions where footballs, cricket bats, dolls and tea sets could be won - Courtesy Kingston Local History - Contributed by Greg Lynch -

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