622 New South Head Road,
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The Wintergarden Theatre, in the Sydney up-market suburb of Rose Bay (next to Double Bay), opened on 24th February 1928.
The theater was built in true picture palace style, although its entrance vestibule and exterior were quite austere. The auditorium was decorated in the usual semi-classical style of architect Henry White (who worked with American John Eberson on the Sydney Capitol Theatre).
In June 1929, the Wintergarden became the first Sydney suburban theater to install sound equipment for the ‘talkies’. The projection equipment chosen was ‘Raycophone’ – the Australian invention of Ray Allsop, chief engineer at a Sydney radio station, 2BL.
The Wintergarden continued to delight local audiences for the next six decades, including famous Australian director Peter Weir, who is said to have attended the theater as a young boy. In 1987, however, after exhaustive protests to save the theater, it was finally demolished.
An apartment building now stands on the Wintergarden’s site overlooking Sydney Harbour.
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