Globe Cinema

200 Parramatta Road,
Sydney, NSW 2048

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October 1990 print ad credit Sydney Morning Herald, courtesy Ron Pettersson.

Located in Stanmore, an inner west suburb of Sydney. Opened in 1910 as the Olympia Hall & Skating Rink. It began screening films as the Olympia Pictures in 1915 with 1,330-seats. It was re-named Olympia De Luxe on 8th August 1931. It was closed in October 1959 and went back to use as a roller skating rink until 1973.

On 12th May 1977 it re-opened as the twin screen Z Cinema and on 28th August 1981 was re-named Stanmore Twin Cinemas. On 12th December 1984 it became the Stanmore Cinema Centre with 3-screens, seating 383, 181 & 164. It was a 3-screen art house cinema screening the ‘Best of World Cinema’. It was taken over by Greater Union in 1988. On 1st November 1997 it was re-named Globe Cinema and finally closed on 21st July 1999. It has since been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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davidcoppock on October 13, 2020 at 4:32 am

The building opened in 1910 as Olympia Hall & Skating Rink(roller or ice?) in 1910(192 – 200 Parramatta Road). Screened movies in 1915 as Olympia Pictures(1 screen. Renamed Olympia De Luxe on 8/8/1931(1330 seats(1951 to 1956),1309 seats(1957 to 1959) ). Closed in october 1959. Then used for roller skating until 1973. Renamed Z Twin Cinemas(2 screens), operated by Frank Zeccola(Now Palace Cinemas owner), and opening on 12/5/1977. Renamed Stanmore Twin Cinemas on 28/8/1981. Renamed Stanmore Cinema(3 screens) Centre on 12/12/1984(cinema 1 – 383 seats, cinema 2 – 181 seats, cinema 3 – 164 seats. Cinema 2 seating reduced to 169 seats in 1989. Property transferred to Greater Union in 1988. Renamed Globe Theatre on 1/11/1997. Closed on 21/7/1999. The cinema used also used the Olympia Milk Bar next door(190 Parramatta Road). Demolished(date unknown?). The site is now shops(and offices?). The Olympia Milk Bar is there(possibly used?). The Olympia Milk Bar has been heritage listed.

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