Chinese Gardens Theatre

North Terrace and Frome Road,
Adelaide, SA 5000

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film on July 3, 2024 at 12:37 am

Chinese Gardens Theatre North Terrace & Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5000 – Grand opening Fri Nov 29, 1934.

*Chinese Gardens Opening

One more sign of approaching summer — on Friday night the Chinese Gardens Theatre on North terrace will open its doors to open-air picture-goers, and the first programme to be presented will feature the musical ‘production “Show Boat” starring Paul Robeson, Allan Jones, & Irene Dunne.

Fragrant blooms

Electricians, painters, and gardeners are all doing their part to help the theatre shed its winter disguise — rockeries are covered with fragrant blooms, and the shrubs planted specially for the coming season are in leaf. Electricians are at work erecting hundreds of feet of coloured festooning. and even the huge dragon above the proscenium seems interested in the proceedings – Contributed by Greg Lynch –

davidcoppock on April 9, 2020 at 11:08 am

The gong and the man seen in the above picture, look very similar the man striking the gong at the begining of the Rank Organisation films.

davidcoppock on March 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm

Possibly also called Wondergraph Picture Pavilion. The only known open air picture gardens in Australia to have a theatre organ(possibly under it’s own cover?).