Ritz Gardens

425 Oxford Street,
Mount Hawthorn, WA 6016

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Ritz Gardens

The Mount Hawthorn Picture Gardens opened in 1925(at 424 Oxford Street), and renamed the Ritz Gardens in 1937. The Ritz Gardens moved across the road in 1939 so the Ritz Theatre could be built there. The Ritz Gardens closed in(1946 or 1947?) and moved to the intersection of Edinboro Street(and Scarborough Beach Road?). The site at 425 Oxford Street became the Mount Hawthorn Telephone(and post office?). The telephone exchange is still there. The site in Edinboro Street is possibly Axford Park or the new(office) building(formally a service station).

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 30, 2016 at 1:14 am

The second location for the Ritz Picture Gardens opened in December 1949 at 112 Hobart Street on the site of a former State Housing Commission house on the erastern side of Axford Lane. The second Ritz Picture Gardens closed in(1960’s or 1970’s?) The gardens were demolished in the (1960’s or 1970’s?), and the site is now a warehouse for food and mineral(or spring?) water.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 30, 2016 at 1:23 am

Spelling correction – eastern(not erastern) side of Axford Lane.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 31, 2016 at 4:16 am

The operator of the Ritz Gardens was Wilf Birch.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on September 29, 2017 at 4:46 am

The second Ritz Picture Gardens closed in the mid 1960’s.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 24, 2018 at 12:03 am

The first gardens site was resumed by the Commonwealth Government to built the Mount Hawthorn telephone exchange.

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