Lawson Theatre

Lawson Square and Gibbons Street,
Sydney, NSW 2016

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oldsilver on August 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I went to almost every Sat' afternoon matinee with my sister from Late 1949 until 1953. The manager used to on the odd occasion have money scrambles. He threw pennies and halfpennies into the crowd of kids who would gather outside in walker st. It was a form of advertising to attract kids to the Empire. I also recall the cashier, she was short tempered and had her hair piled atop her head and would closely check the 2 shilling coins as there were forgeries of some of these coins at the time. Lots of good memories and a great old cinema, and the building is still there.

Retik44 on February 3, 2013 at 6:23 am

I went to the Lawson sometimes with school friends in the 1950s. Does anyone remember the Redfern Empire on Cleveland and Walkers Sts.?