Cinema 1

80 St. John Street,
Launceston, TAS 7250

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The Tatler Theatrette was opened on 7th May 1958 with a Gala Charity Premiere of Danny Kaye in “Merry Andrew”. It was equipped to screen 16mm, 35mm, VistaVision and CinemaScope films. It operated as a newsreel/short subjects cinema for many years. On 30th June 1966 it began screening feature length films. It was closed for refurbishment on 10th October 1970.

It re-opened with “Paint Your Wagon” as Cinema 1, operated by the Village Theatres chain. It was closed on 1st August 1981, and Village Theatres opened their new Village Twin on 4th August 1981.

Cinema 1 became a Angus and Robinson bookshop which still operates in 2016.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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