Star Theatre

32 Smith Street Mall,
Darwin, NT 0800

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Star Village shopping arcade 2003

The Star Theatre was opened in 1929 on the site of an open-air theatre named the Don Theatre. It was damaged by a cyclone in 1937. It was destroyed on Christmas Day 1974 by Cyclone Tracey. Facade remains as part of the Star Village Arcade shopping mall, with projector and other artifacts on display inside.

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 1, 2017 at 8:48 am

Was the Star Theatre affected by the bombing of Darwin in 1942 and 1943 in World War 2? Did the Star Thetre have to close down during World War 2(because it was outdoors)?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm

The Shopping Mall is called Star Village Arcade. The address is 32 Smith Street Mall.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 16, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Opened in the early or mid 1930’s.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 21, 2019 at 10:36 am

Opened in 1929 on the site of an earlier open air theatre called Don. Damaged by a cyclone in march 1937. 900 seats.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 21, 2019 at 11:43 am

Screened the World premiere of the Australian movie “Jedda”(Australia’s first movie in colour) on 3/1/1955.

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