Rex Cinema

47 Vincent Street,
Daylesford, VIC 3460

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The Rex Cinema is a large Spanish/deco style cinema on the main street in Daylesford, a small spa town to the north of Melbourne.

Built in 1928 the cinema is a traditional style building with balcony and stalls, with a large imposing facade incorporating two small shops either side of the front doors. The cinema closed in 1963.

In 2005 the council approved plans to redevelop the cinema into a ground floor shopping arcade, with a mezzanine level (former balcony area) to house a two lane bowling alley and "film viewing" area with food court. The development has been very slow and in the process the interior of the well preserved cinema has been gutted back to the brick walls and the rear stage wall has been demolished.

By January 2009 the site looked abandoned with no signs of any construction taking place.

Contributed by Woody

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woody
woody on January 28, 2009 at 6:48 am

jan 2009 photos
exterior
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front entrance showing original tiles on pillars between the doors
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rear view showing the new concrete walls of the shopping centre extension
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/3219159538/

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