Palace Brighton Dendy

26 Church Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3186

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The original Dendy Theatre.

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The Dendy Theatre was built in 1940 and contained 1,172 seats on orchestra and balcony levels. It was a single screen until 1983. In 1985 it was twinned.

The Dendy Twin closed for renovations in 2000 and reopened on November 16, 2000 with five screens. The #4 screen contains the 3Manual/15Rank Wurlitzer organ which was originally installed in the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne. It was installed in the Dendy Theatre in April 1967 and was opened by organist Horace Webber, who had originally opened the instrument in 1924.

Contributed by Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

TLSLOEWS on August 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Nice 40,s photos.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 25, 2010 at 7:01 pm

That’s a wonderful interior.

AdelaideREGENT on June 25, 2012 at 2:38 am

As one of the projectionists at the Dendy who had to climb the stairs carrying trunks of film, I can assure ‘Lost Memory’ that the original theatre had a large Lounge/Dress circle balcony with a spacious associated foyer and certainly was not a single floor theatre.

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