Rivoli Village Cinemas

200 Camberwell Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3123

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PhillipGrace on November 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm

The Rivoli was opened with a Hammond Model BC electric organ. The console was installed at stage level on the left hand side of the proscenium, and was manually rotated into view in front of the House curtain. The instrument remained until the cinema was closed for twinning. Any information about the organ, its organists, or other similar installations would be most welcome. Does anybody have photos of the original auditorium?

JohnHolloway on July 23, 2009 at 7:05 am

Always a pleasure to visit the Rivoli. Beautifully maintained, impecably polite and helpful staff – always feel this is a result of superb managerial skills, and showmanship second to none. No ifs/buts will the curtains be operating today! A true Cinema Treasure.

irishcine on March 24, 2009 at 5:53 am

The Rivoli Cinema is up for sale. It has an asking price of “around $23 million” and it is leased to Village Roadshow until 2020.

Selling agent Andrew Dawkins of CB Richard Ellis said the property was returning about $2million rent, with room for increases, and would probably remain a cinema, as heritage restrictions made it difficult to convert for other uses.