Woodville Town Hall

74 Woodville Road,
Woodville,
Adelaide, SA 5011

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The Woodville Town Hall (Star Theatre)

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Located in the north-western Adelaide suburb of Woodville. The Woodville Hall was opened on 12th April 1927, and screened films from the beginning, when it was leased from the council by the Clifford Theatres chain. The opening film was “We’re In the Navy Now” starring Wallace Beery. It was a two level hall, with seating in the orchestra on a level floor, and 596 seats in the balcony. By 1934, it was known as the Woodville Town Hall. Operated by the Clifford Theatres/Star Theatres chain until 1947, when they were taken over by the Greater Union Cinemas chain. The Star Theatre was closed on 9th November 1974.

In March 2011, there is talk of re-opening the building in the future, as an occasional cinema. The building is Heritage listed.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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mals
mals on May 30, 2013 at 5:00 am

A great decision The Woodville Council made in making The Woodville Town Hall ….Heritage Listed….What a pity The Adelaide City Council…of long ago, didn’t make our Iconic Theatres…Heritage Listed!

The old Woody Pictures or Woody Flicks as my brother use to call it….was grand even to a 5-9yr old as i was, when my Parents would take my brother & i on a Friday night… in the 50’s,i still remember quite well, the Foyer with its Dk Brown leather couches, rich carpet leading up the stairs, beautiful Chandeliars….many Families all gathered in the Foyer…the Ticket Box on the right as you would walk in………. Saturday…..my brother who was 6yrs older than me had to have me tag along with him as we walked the 20min. something to the Woody Flicks, for an afternoon of ‘Flash Gordon’ or ‘Cowboys & Indians'or some film on Pirates. We would sit downstairs halfway & my brother’s friends would throw down Jaffas or money to buy more….what fun & memories i have of the rolling of Jaffas on the wooden Floorboards!

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