Silver Screen Theatre

42 North Steyne,
Sydney, NSW 2095

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darrenparlett on August 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I loved this cinema due to the cult film genre and I wished I was able to see those cult R rated flicks that used to display on the front (i was only a kid at the time but i got see films like THE MUPPET MOVIE , SALTY , WHEN A STRANGER CALLS , GRIZZLY and anything else that was shown as Sat arvo matinee or double feature. As you left the cinema, 2 Stanley Krubrick classics A CLOCKWORK ORANGE & 2001 A SPACE ODDESY were displayed as exited the cinema. And the cinema was located across the road from one of the most beautiful beaches in Manly.

johngleeson on April 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Manly has a great pioneering history in establishing movies as major entertainment in Sydney. James Stedman, Manly resident and well known confectionary manufacturer,began showing films in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Hall and on the oceanfront beach in the period 1905-1908. The enterprise was moved off the sand to North Steyne and was run by The Minns Brothers who built what became known as West’s Castle An ad in The Manly Daily for January 31st, 1910 advertised films “The Life Of Napoleon” and “The Airship Destroyer” By 1913 this site had become The Arcadia theatre. Information and photos courtesy of John MacRitchie, Local Studies Librarian at Manly Library.