Victory Theatre

19-21 Govetts Leap Road,
Blackheath, NSW 2785

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Victory Theatre

Located in the small town of Blackheath in the picturesque Blue Mountains region to the northwest of Sydney. Neate’s Hall was opened in 1915. In 1921 it was renamed Arcadia Picture Palace and began screening movies. It was later renamed Arcadia Theatre. It was also known as Blackheath Talkies in the early-1930’s. In 1946 it was re-named Victory Theatre. By 1952, it was operated by Blue Mountain Theatres.

For many years since closing in the 1960’s it has operated as an ice skating rink,a reception hall, a peg factory, a seatbelt factory and a junk yard. It has operated as a large antiques store, cafe and art gallery in recent years.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 20, 2020 at 8:14 pm

Opened in 1915 as Arcadia Picture Palace. Later renamed Arcadia Theatre(date unknown?). Renamed Victory Theatre in 1946. Closed in 1960. Also a cafe. Called Victory Theatre Antiques and Cafe.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm

Movies first screened in 1921. Also known as Blackheath Talkies. There is an art gallery in the old projection room. The website is www.victorytheatre.com.au

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm

Known as Neale’s Hall when first opened in 1915. Name changed to Arcadia Picture Palace in 1921(with 999 seats) when movie screenings started. After closure in 1960, it was used for ice skating, receptions, meetings, socials, a peg factory, and then a seatbelt factory, and leased as a junkyard in 1977, and after being restored opened(date unknown?) as an antique store, cafe and art gallery.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 21, 2020 at 3:33 pm

Also called Blackheath Theatre.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on September 28, 2020 at 9:16 am

You can see inside this building on Instant Streetview.

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