Press image from 30 April 1927 announcing the new Tivoli's opening

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Date time original: Tue Aug 23 15:28:50 +0000 2016

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Press image from 30 April 1927 announcing the new Tivoli's opening

Interior of Brisbane’s New Tivoli Theatre a week before its official opening in May 1927.

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paulsp2 on March 1, 2017 at 4:40 pm

It seems that this movie theatre has been virtually forgotten. I don’t know exactly when it was demolished but it would have been around the early to mid 1960’s. Above the main auditorium there was a much smaller theatre known as the Roof Garden. This was a venue for generally non mass audience releases. I think the theatre was operated by the Greater Union Organisation who also had the Winter Garden in Queen Street and later the George which was probably built/totally renovated to replace the Tivoli around 1965/66.

Tanhause on June 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

I certainly remember the Tivoli, but this interior vanished in one of a couple of makeovers when GU took over: When it was demolished in 1965, the interior was Moderne / Deco – typical deco fountains and glass trough lighting: The Roof Garden remained untouched – lattice and trellis; it had been closed for years and was reopened for a Royal Ballet film – Fonteyn / Nureyev.. Both were built as live theatres, with live shows playing simultaneously in the Roof Garden and Tivoli – it must have really been something in full operation: My understanding is that the main stage was very large and well equipped for the day. It was bought by BCC and demolished.. and it went without a whimper or complaint… appalling…. GU also had the Odeon in Queen St at the same time:

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