Wintergarden Theatre

116 Brisbane Street,
Ipswich, QLD 4305

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Located next to the Post Office. The Wintergarden Theatre was opened on 9th January 1925 with Tom Mix in “The Last of the Duanes”. It was equipped for talkies and and on 1st July 1929 Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer” was its first sound film. It was operated by the Birch, Carroll & Coyle chain. It suffered damage from a fire on 23rd October 1930, but repairs were quickly carried out and it re-opened in early-December 1930.

It was closed in 1979. The auditoriuum has been demolished, but the front part of the building survives.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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