Metro Theatre

William Street,
Perth, WA 6004

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Jonjon on October 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

My Sister worked at The Metro from mid 1960s till marriage in the early 70s. She warched the tickertape parade of Neal Armstrong , John Collins & Buz Aldrin motorcade down William St in 1969 from the balcony fronting over William St that had an outside doorway from the bio box upstairs. I saw one of my earliest vague memory films at The Metro, it was MGM’s ‘The Shoes of the Fisherman’ in the late 60s. This is a great site. Im facinated with movie theatres & the MGM Studio lot in Culver City USA. Will see if my old Albany WA theatres are listed. Would be a hoot, they wete demolished decades ago.

markn on July 5, 2009 at 1:04 am

Exterior Regent photo from 1929

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markn on July 5, 2009 at 12:55 am

Theatre was also named The Regent before Metro Theatre:

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Photo of Regent auditorioum in 1932 where seating was 2000, it was reduced to 1405 in 1938 and change to Art Deco style and renamed Metro:

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barryinperth on July 29, 2005 at 7:13 am

In 1950, Perth’s Metro Theatre screened MGM’s THE REFORMER AND THE REDHEAD, starring June Allyson and a lion cub named Herman. At the time, two lion cubs had just been born at the Perth Zoo. Marketing opportunity! The zoo named the female cub ‘June’ and the male ‘Herman’. In the image that is linked below, we see one of the Metro’s box office girls (‘June’) posing with ‘Herman’, one of the two cubs. It’s a fun pic!


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