New Empress Theatre

12 Garden Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3016

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New Empress Theatre

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The Empress Open-Air Pavilion was opened in 1907 screening Biograph pictures. It is located close to the beach in the historic Williamstown suburb of Melbourne.

It was rebuilt in 1935, when a new brick facade was added, as well as a currugated roof. Seating was provided in stalls and a small circle. In 1953, a new brick facade was added and it became the New Empress Theatre, re-opening with Marilyn Monroe in "River of No Return". The New Empress Theatre was closed in 1960.

It became a roller skating rink, then a table tennis centre. It was purchased by the Williamstown Italian Social Club in 1978, which continues in 2010.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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