Piccadilly Cinema Centre

700 Hay Street,
Perth, WA 6000

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Piccadilly Theatre, Perth

The Piccadilly Cinema Centre was Perth’s “only surviving grand old Art Deco style cinema”. Originally the seating capacity was for 1,100 when the cinema opened as a single screen on 10th March 1938 with Claudett Colbert in “I Met Him in Paris” & Charles Ruggles in “Turn Off the Moon”.

It was converted into a triple screen around 1992. Screen 1 in the former circle had 423 seats, screens 2 & 3 in the former front orchestra stalls have 110 & 101 seats. The cinema screened new release films and the venue was part of the Regent Cinemas group. It was closed suddenly on 15th October 2013. The Piccadilly Cinema Centre was used by the Perth Fringe Festival in 2014, and was then stripped out. The foyer is now in retail use.

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davidcoppock on April 8, 2016 at 12:29 am

The Piccadilly Cinema centre was used by the Perth Fringe Festival in 2014. The Piccadilly Cinema Centre is now a Kickz 101 store, in the ticket area. the website is www.kickz101.com.au .

davidcoppock on July 4, 2016 at 4:07 am

The Kickz 101 store is in the Foyer area. You can look around the Kickz 101 store area on Instant Google Street View.

davidcoppock on October 30, 2016 at 12:42 am

The last film shown at the end of the Perth Fringe Festival on 23/2/2014 was “When God Met Satan”. According to the Wikipedia page for the Piccadilly Theatre, the Piccadilly Theatre is haunted(by a customer or former manger?)?

davidcoppock on October 30, 2016 at 1:11 am

The Piccadilly Theatre opened on 10/3/1938 opened by His Excellency Lieut. Governer Sir James Mitchell K.C.M.G. (at 8pm) showing “Paramount Airmail News from Overseas”, “Turn off the Moon”, and “I met him in Paris”.

davidcoppock on June 28, 2017 at 7:23 am

The three auditoroms may still be intact? The Piccadilly Theatre elevator may be the first theatre elevator in Australia?

davidcoppock on August 12, 2017 at 11:06 pm

The main auditorium is shown above(nearest the foyer), the second auditorium(in the middle) is the smallest one(long and fairly narrow), and the third auditorium(the second biggest one), is the fariest from the the foyer(the screen is to your right as you enter that auditoriumq(possible reverse cinema?), the seats are steep too!!

davidcoppock on October 8, 2017 at 1:22 am

Classified by the National Trust on 3/12/1988. State Heritage register 2065, registered on 20/12/2002.

davidcoppock on October 8, 2017 at 1:23 am

I think the National Trust and State Heritage listing include the arcade too!!

davidcoppock on August 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm

Kicks 101 has closed down in the theatre building and moved to a new location in Perth(away the theatre and arcade).

davidcoppock on August 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm

The owners are planning to renovate the cinema(and arcade too?) and convert the three cinemas back into a single space and use it for live theatre, Kicks 101 was also a kickboxing studio.

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