Empire Theatre

126 York Street,
Albany, WA 6330

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Empire Theatre

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Empire Pictures began screening regularly at the Princess Pavilion in 1906, another venue which was also used as a skating rink. In 1911, West'(managed in Perth by by Thomas Coombe) announced their intention to build on this site the state’s first purpose-built cinema in a rural area – the Empire Theatre, Albany.

The Empire Theatre opened on 31st October 1912. THe Empire Theatre closed on 25th September 1963 with “Hatari!”. The theatre building was later used as a skating rink, a youth amusement centre, a live theatre, and a nightclub. The theatre building is now a jewellery store(MB – Mark Blyth Fine jewelery)–(main part of building) and a recycled store(Electic Ladyland) on the corner.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 27, 2015 at 11:03 pm

The Empire Theatre is on the corner of York street and Stirling Terrace.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 8, 2016 at 12:20 am

I think the Empire Cafe to the left of the Empire Theatre in the photo might be the same building that is now Clark’s newsagency!

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