Trocadero Picture Palace

69-75 King Street,
Sydney, NSW 2042

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Trocadero Picture Palace

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Located in the now trendy Sydney suburb of Newtown, this attractive Flemish style building, with its buff Terra Cotta facade was built in 1888 and opened in 1889 as the Trocadero Skating Rink. It was designed by architects Albert F. Myers and William P. Hendry. In 1904 it became James Williams Skating Rink and Music Hall. It was converted into the Trocadero Picture Palace in 1911, but this was short lived and it was closed in 1916. It then had use as a vaudeville theatre and for boxing matches.

It became a car body part centre from 1920 until 1982. From 1982 until 1994 it was in use as a retail furniture store. It then became empty and derelict, until 2008, when work began on a restoration. It is now owned by Moore College and in 2009, work commenced to renovated and convert the building into residential acomodation.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 6, 2011 at 8:53 am

A photograph of the former Trocadero Picture Palace that I took in March 2010:

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