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afigreg commented about Ascot Theatre on Feb 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm

I could be wrong and maybe there was another single screen cinema in the Pitt St block between Park and Market Streets in the early 1980s with a similar name(and I do not mean the Lyceum Theatre). This says the Ascot was closed in 1976 but I remember seeing Superman 3(the one with Richard Pryor) there in 1983. Well when I say I saw Superman 3 I say most of it. My mother and I were late and missed the first few minutes. I also remember playing the video game Frogger there around the same time period. If I remember correctly the Ascot was run by Village where as the Pitt Centre and the Lyceum, both in the same block, were run by Greater Union.

afigreg commented about Greater Union Pitt Centre on Feb 16, 2018 at 4:26 pm

A very sad day when the Pitt Centre closed. I happened to be on holidays May 5th 1999, it’s last day. It’s very faded but I still have the ticket stub from the movie Hilary and Jackie that I saw on that last day. I still think about The Pitt Centre and remember some wonderful times there.