Melba Dulwich

20 Stuart Road,
Dulwich,
Adelaide, SA 5065

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Former Melba Theatre, Dulwich.

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Located in the inner-east Adelaide suburb of Dulwich. The Melba Theatre was opened on 9th June 1923 with Thomas Meighan in "Back Home and Broke" and Constance Binnway in "The Case of Becky". All seating was located on a single level.

The Melba Theatre was closed from 1929 until 1933, when it re-opened on 11th March 1933 having been equipped for sound films. It was always an independently operated cinema, and in 1951, began a successful period screening foreign films. The Melba Theatre was closed on 4th June 1960 with Cary Grant in “Houseboat”, followed by a variety show on the stage.

It was converted into a wholesale warehouse, and in 2011 it is operating as an antique shop, which retains all its cinematic decorations, including a stencil painted ceiling.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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