9 Gordon Street,
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Originally built as the Elsternwick Public Hall in 1889. It was altered and converted into a cinema by architect Frank G. Richardson and opened in August 1911. The facade is classical style with three bays, each of which has a pediment on top. There are delicate stone mouldings over the entrance doors.
It operated as the Elster Theatre from opening until 1946 when it was re-named Esquire Cinema until 1967. Closed for a couple of years, it re-opened as the Sharon Cinema in 1969. From 1971 it was taken over by the current owners and re-named Classic Cinema. In recent years 4 new screens have been added to the right hand side of the original building. There is a cafe located in the foyer and it operates as a popular art house cinema, which also screens mainstream movies.
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