Welcome to CinemaTour!  Sign In

CinemaTour
 
Cinema History Around the World  
 HOME ·· CINEMAS ·· LINKS ·· BOOKS
 Contact Cinematour ·· Help & Hints ·· About Cinematour
 

Odeon Theatre


2004 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
49 Canterbury Road
Petersham NSW

Closed
Record #404  
 Opened: 1921
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 2500 seats
Architect(s): Kaberry & Chard
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Majestic, Oreon

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

Built in 1920 on the site of the 1912 Queens Theatre, the Majestic Theatre opened as a cinema in July 1921. It was taken over in 1946 by Greater Union Cinemas and re-named Odeon. The interior was re-modelled in 1953 and seating reduced to 1,602. In 1964 foreign films were shown under a new management and it was re-named Oreon Cinema. This closed in the early 1970's and after laying empty for several years it was converted into the Majestic Roller Skating Rink in 1979 and this use continued until around 2003. Since then the building remains closed as at 2004. It was registered on the List of Important Buildings by the National Trust in 1989.

 Photos
 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

February 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.


95 KB · 625x469

76 KB · 469x625

70 KB · 625x469


---
---

Return to the top of this page   or   Return to the main page


Last featured 1/14/2006. Last edited 1/14/2006.

 
Fandango
Buy movie tickets, look up showtimes, watch trailers and more!

The content of this website is a research work in progress and is being provided to the public for informational purposes only. As such, articles may contain errors, bias, duplication, or need to be cleaned up. Some documents, images and logos contained in these documents belong to various organizations and corporations. Their inclusion here is for the benefit of the reader and for the benefit of the particular organization, but they are, in fact, the copyrighted property of those organizations. Their presence here does not imply any endorsement of CinemaTour by those organizations. CinemaTour is not affiliated with any cinema or circuit.

© 1995-2014 Vision Entertainment Services. All rights reserved.
Use of this site signifies agreement to terms of service.