Windsor Cinema

98 Stirling Highway,
Nedlands, WA 6009

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Windsor Cinema

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The Windsor Theatre and Gardens opened on 10th September 1937 and was designed by West Australian architect William T. Leighton in the Art Deco style. The 775-seat Gardens on the adjacent land shared the bio box with the 806-seat Windsor Theatre and were later closed in 1968.

New owners of the Windsor Theatre built another cinema on the Theatre Gardens land, this opened in 1988. The Windsor Cinema has recently become part of the Luna/Palace Chain. By March 2016 a third screen had been added.

Contributed by Mark Nicol

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Mark747
Mark747 on October 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

1953 Exterior photo of The Windsor:
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1950 photo of the Picture Gardens:
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Recent exterior photo:
http://www.mingor.net/Images-htm/nedl22.htm

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 16, 2015 at 1:35 am

The Windsor theatre opened on 10/9/1937 with “Fox Australian news”,“Back yard broadcast”,“La fiesta Santa Barbara”,“Popeye cartoon(Pleased to meet you)”,“Honolulu-paradise of Pacific”,Intermission,“Universal news reel”,and “Three smart girls(Deanna Durbin).

robboehm
robboehm on July 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm

According to the Wikipedia article the Gardens portion closed in 1968 and there was an extensive renovation to the indoor theater. After a fire in the 1970s the theater was restored but closed 9/24/83.

New owners demolished the gardens adding a second auditorium which seated 210. At the time of the reopening the capacity of the original auditorium was 500 for a total of 710.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 1, 2016 at 1:25 am

The second auditorium maybe using the original projestor room(at the back of the auditorium). There is now a third auditorium inside, on the left hand side of the building as you go into the Windsor Theatre.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 18, 2016 at 3:33 am

There has been attempts to get the Windsor Cinema heritage listed by the Art Deco Society of Western Australia, but so far unsuccessful(i think?).

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