Cygnet Cinema

14 Preston Street,
Perth, WA 6152

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The Cygnet Cinema was originally named the Como Theatre. The building was designed by architect William Leighton for cinema pioneer James Stiles and was officially opened on 3rd March 1938. This fine example of Art Deco style architecture is now included on the State’s Heritage Register.

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davidcoppock on July 15, 2015 at 7:37 am

Como Theatre(now Cygnet Theatre) opened on 3/3/1938 with “Tainted money”,and “Smartest girl in town”. There was also a outdoor picture gardens (which may have opened the same day?). The picture gardens closed in the early 70’s due to noise from the newly installed air con. The picture gardens site may still be there unused? The indoor theatre may be extending onto the picture gardens site.

davidcoppock on July 17, 2015 at 7:31 am

The Cygnet cinema is now part of the Grand Cinema group.

davidcoppock on May 18, 2016 at 9:22 am

I think the Picture gardens may been on the right hand side of the building!? The picture gardens projector room may still be there!?

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