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Brisbane City Cinemas

Photo from the Tony Matarazzo collection.
160-183 Albert St
Brisbane QLD 4000

Record #30  
 Opened: 1937
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Retail
Capacity: 2724 seats
Architect(s): William Fountain
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Albert, Forum, Metro
 Previously operated by: Greater Union Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

Opened on 19th December 1973 as the 3 screen Albert Cinemas by Greater Union, a conversion of the old 1937 built Metro Theatre. Seating in the 3 screens was for, 724, 470 and 256.

The Forum Twin, which later became screens 4 and 5 was a totally different building located at 160 Albert Street. This opened in 1967 as a single screen seating 984. It was twinned in September 1982.

All 5 screens were closed in April 2001.

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March 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 1/7/2006.

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