Greater Union Pitt Centre

232 Pitt Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Greater Union Pitt Centre

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Located in Sydney city centre, around the corner from the State Theatre. The Greater Union Pitt Centre was opened on 9th April 1976. It stood on the site of the Liberty Theatre.

The Pitt Centre was one of the early multi-screen cinemas being developed at that time. Its three screens had seating for 650, 450 and 400. The 450-seat auditorium was on the ground floor, with the other two screens on the the first floor.

The Greater Union Pitt Centre closed in May 1999, and was converted into retail use, with a furniture store in one of the spaces. In around 2009, the premises were vacated, and the empty building was demolished in May 2010. A 44-storey office tower will be built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

Two photographs I took in March 2010, just prior to preparation for demolition:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/5331049524/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/5331052190/

rivest266
rivest266 on May 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm

opening ad at http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=h_hjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WeYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5520%2C2186251

not much of a ad.

impalax327
impalax327 on April 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm

A sad loss indeed! I must’ve worn a rut in the pavement between here and the cinemas just around the corner in George Street as a kid.

itinerama
itinerama on June 18, 2016 at 10:35 pm

They showed 70mm films on small screens.

jamesbonddownunder
jamesbonddownunder on October 23, 2016 at 7:31 am

A shame it isn’t there anymore, unfortunately never went to see anything here, but do remember visiting the foyer one day as a child

itsjohn
itsjohn on July 28, 2017 at 11:47 pm

The first movie I ever saw here was a double bill of the Marx Brothers – A Day at the Races and A Night at the Opera in July 1976. It was for my birthday. This became my favourite city cinema as it was comfortable, three good-sized screens and a range of movies. Among the movies that screened here (that I recall) were Bugsy Malone, Saturday Night Fever, All Night Long, Ordinary People, Victor / Victoria, The Elephant Man, Black Rain, The Jerk and The Breakfast Club. Great days.

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