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!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on December 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm

There is also a gift store on the building called Empire Blue.

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