Hoyts Star Theatre
Bronte Road and Brisbane Street,
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Previously operated by: Hoyts Theatres
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Star Theatre
Located in the Bondi Junction district of Sydney. The Star Theatre was the largest and most popular of the the Bondi Junction theatres.
The first theatre built on the triangular plot bounded by Bronte Road, Brisbane Street and Ebley Street opened in 1917 but was demolished ten years later.
The second Star Theatre opened in 1928, seating 2,400 patrons and operated by Olympic Theatres. Hoyts bought it in 1935, and architect Charles Bohringer redesigned the cinema in an Art Deco style. The grand opening was in 1938.
Hoyts Star Theatre was closed on 8th February 1977 with “Salon Kitty”. Hoyts sold it, and it reopened as the Star Rock Concert, showing movies as well. It lasted only a year and was closed in 1978 and demolished in 1981.
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