Ascot Vale Cinema

201 Union Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3032

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Ascot Vale Cinema

The New Ascot Theatre was opened on 16th October 1924. It was built for the Essendon Theatres Ltd. and designed by Essendon based architect V.G. Cook. The name ‘New Ascot Theatre’ is set in concrete, placed in a panel across the top of the facade.

In 1971, it was re-named Cinema Colussus, and screened foreign films. This lasted until 1975 when it was closed. It re-opened in 1978 as the Ascot Vale Cinema and finally closed in 1978.

The building was converted into the Tivoli Receptions Hall, and since at least 2006, has been the Happy Receptions Hall.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm

A photograph I took of the former Ascot Vale Cinema in February 2010:

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