Village Theatre

441 Toorak Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3142

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Ross Simpson
Ross Simpson on July 9, 2020 at 5:32 pm

Village Theatre Toorak was managed for many years by a Mr.Graham S. Slobom, and operated by Victoria Theatre Pty Ltd (who also operated the Broadway Theatre in Elwood and Victoria Theatre in Richmond) at the time it was acquired by the newly formed Consolidated Theatres in August 1950. Mr. Slobom, then became managing director of the Consolidated Theatres chain.

Ross Simpson
Ross Simpson on July 9, 2020 at 2:57 pm

Builders for the Village Theatre Toorak were Messrs. Swanson Bros. Ltd. An article published in May 1936 issue of Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects states that the Village Theatre Toorak opened to the public on 6 March 1936. source: page 34 at

davidcoppock on July 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Opened on 7/3/1937. Closed on 31/12/1958. The fire was in april 1962.

Ross Simpson
Ross Simpson on July 9, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Melbourne’s Herald newspaper reported (6 March 1935) that the Village Theatre was expected would cost £25,000, and was being completed for an independent syndicate of Melbourne & Adelaide people.