Village Twin Theatre
377-379 New South Head Road,
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The Vogue Theatre was a handsome Art Deco style theatre in Double Bay, an upscale suburb of Sydney. The opening ceremonies on Friday, May 13th, 1938 were presided over by the Hon. J. M. Dunningham, Minister of Labor and Industry, followed by a screening of “Big City” with Spencer Tracy and “Night Club Scandal” with John Barrymore, and Les Waldron played the Hammond organ.
The Vogue Theatre played second & third run double bills until Greater Union Theatres took over and in September 1954, and instituted a policy of “continental” films. Not all films were European and the Vogue Theatre had success with titles like “Cangarciero” from Brazil and “Gate Of Hell” from Japan.
In 1971 the Vogue Theatre was bought by the Village Theatres chain and planned reconstruction to twin it. A 3rd February 1972 screening of “The Virgin And The Gypsy” plus “Z” marked the end on the Vogue Theatre.
The new Village Twin opened in December sporting a hideous makeover in which the streamlined facade was covered in shingles. The Village Twin closed in 2004 with “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”.
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