Theatre Royal

208 Main Street,
Lithgow, NSW 2790

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Theatre Royal

Located in the small town of Lithgow in the beautiful Blue Mountains region to the northwest of Sydney. The Theatre Royal was built as a live theatre, opening in 1917. In 1926-1927 it was reconstructed to the plans of architect Henry Eli White.

By 1946 it was operating as the Royal Cinema by the Lithgow Amusements Co.

In 1991 it was converted into a nightclub. This had closed by February 2004. The closed building was ‘For Sale’ in 2019.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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PeterPrice
PeterPrice on March 3, 2018 at 1:26 pm

https://www.realestate.com.au/property/208-main-st-lithgow-nsw-2790

rohan
rohan on July 10, 2019 at 1:27 am

Extensively reconstructed in 1926-7, designed by Henry Eli White, facade dates from this work. Became nightclub in 1991, building for sale in 2019. see https://www.lithgowmercury.com.au/story/5200745/lithgow-history-the-past-leading-lady-of-cinema-theatres/

AnthonyLeKoala
AnthonyLeKoala on October 21, 2020 at 5:30 am

Twenty six photos of the interior can be seen at this site, https://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/property/208-216-main-street-lithgow-nsw-2790-2015965139 OR https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-lithgow-109299941 It is likely that copyright in the photos exists with the real estate agent.

It features a 54 space carpark, a commercial kitchen and a bar. Most of the interior of the theatre has been preserved. The lighting batten before the proscenium would have to be removed in order for movies to be shown.

The deepened floor towards the proscenium is the dance area.

While the asking price was $825000, it was sold by private treaty in 2019.

Thank you,
Anthony

AnthonyLeKoala
AnthonyLeKoala on October 23, 2020 at 9:12 am

For your information and enjoyment there is a video of the theatre which includes some drone footage of the Lithgow district. This also includes interior photos of the auditorium at https://www.facebook.com/ljhooker.lithgow/videos/theatre-royal-208-216-main-street-lithgow/1766275166947365/

Thank you,
Anthony

AnthonyLeKoala
AnthonyLeKoala on October 23, 2020 at 9:22 am

I also forgot to mention that there is another piece of footage from Channel 9 Central West, October 2019. The advertisement mentions there is the projection box. Inside the projection box is an 35mm projector, https://www.facebook.com/9NewsCentralWest/videos/lithgow-theatre/548110869328077/ Thank you, Anthony

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