New Farm Six Cinemas

701 Brunswick Street,
Brisbane, QLD 4005

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Bryan on March 2, 2015 at 10:48 pm

It is now open as a six-screen cinema – the “Purple” room has been authentically restored. It is now the “New Farm Six Cinemas” complex.

Bryan on February 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm

There is much activity in this building at the moment and the new owners have plans to re-build onto the back part of the building that had to be demolished for safety reasons.

DavidH on March 30, 2012 at 3:58 am

My Grandfather George Halliday, built the Merthyr Picture Palace in 1921, on the site of the Village Twin Cinema, Brunswick Street New Farm. It was open roofed, and my father Mervyn, worked in the ticket office. He told us many stories as children; how my grandfather got some opposition from another local cinema owner, by questioning the accuracy of the surveying of the outside wall. The Brisbane City Council cleared my grandfather, as it was just an attempt to delay the cinemas opening. George Halliday went on to open the Halliday’s Turkish Baths, on a rooftop of a high rise building in the heart of Brisbane. For more information, go to