Mackay City Cinemas
30 Gordon Street,
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Event Cinemas (Official)
Operated by: Event Cinemas
Previously operated by: Birch, Carroll & Coyle
Firms: Crick and Furse
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Civic Theatre, BCC Cinemas Mackay City
The Civic Theatre was opened on 16th September 1940 with Madeleine Carroll in “My Son, My Son”. It was deigned in a Streamline Moderne style by the Sydney based architectural firm Crick & Furse. Seating was provided for 1,100 in stalls and circle levels.
The Civic Theatre was independently operated by the Taylor family until 1972 when it was taken over by the Birch Carroll & Coyle chain. It was later taken over by Event Cinemas. In 1975 it was refurbished and became a 5-screen cinema, but unfortunately much of the original decorative features were covered over.
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