Odeon Manly

43-45 East Esplanade,
Sydney, NSW 2095

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darrenparlett on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I meant to write…i just uploaded a batch of pics discovered on Facebook on this beautiful and never forgotten cinema

darrenparlett on August 11, 2013 at 12:24 am

There on that screen many many Disney films as a child but as a pre teeen RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, POLTERGEIST, FRANCES, TIME BANDITS, KING KONG (76) & seen a few duds POPEYE & THE SWARM and with the fun pier…total heaven for any kid in the 60s to 80s.

darrenparlett on August 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Sadly missed (back in those days there was a fun pier across the road as well) and seen many (and not so many) great films there.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

A poster on the front of the current Manly Cinemas, showing the history of the site:

Ianinsydney on March 10, 2010 at 2:56 am

The Embassy Theatre possesed stage facilities and was used also for rock concerts in the 1950’s. It was closed in 1959. Owing to the closure of the original Odeon located in the Corso in 1960, it was decided to refurbish the Embassy and thus it was renamed Odeon in 1960. Fitted with larger cinemascope screen in 1966.

michaelv on February 10, 2004 at 11:01 pm

The Powerhouse Museum has a small reproduction art deco cinema called the Kings Cinema after the famous Kings Cinema Chain. Inside this small theatre you will find reproduction lights based on those from the Mosman Kings and the seats are from the Manly Odeon. The Foyer is made up of the QVB’s 1930’s renovations. Everyday you can experience a segment of a silent film accompanied by a Fotoplayer and watch some classic Aussie films.