Clovelly Kings Theatre

263 Clovelly Road,
Sydney, NSW 2031

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Clovelly Kings Theatre

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Located in the Clovelly district of Sydney at the corner of Clovelly Road and Knox Street. This was the last cinema to be built and opened for the Kings Theatres chain. It opened o 24th June 1939 with Ronald Coleman in “If I were King” and Dennis O'Keefe in “Burn ‘em Up O'Connor”. It has the familiar 'Kings’ Art Deco style on the exterior, but with a brick facing. Seating was provided for 593 in the stalls, 168 in the front circle and 184 in the rear circle.

In early-1959, the brick facade was rendered in cement. Just after that, the Kings Theatre was closed on 25th April 1959 with Stanley Baker in “Violent Playground” and Norman Wisdom in “Just My Luck”.

It was converted into a RSL Club (a social club for ex-servicemen) which closed in 2012. By 2018 it was in use as a child care centre.

Contributed by john gleeson

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johngleeson on August 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm

The Clovelly RSL has declared bankruptcy so the future of this property is in doubt.

johngleeson on December 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

The Clovelly RSL has closed and announced that bids on the property will be accepted in early 2013. Similar RSL clubs found their real estate to be very valuable and attractive to developers of apartment blocks.

johngleeson on February 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

The liquidators have a general meeting of members set for February 24, 2014. Details of the liquidation will be given along with how the property has been disposed of.

davidcoppock on June 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm

The building is now a child care centre called Roly Poly.

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