Civic Theatre

144 Kelly Street,
Scone, NSW 2337

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Architects: Guy Crick, Bruce W. Furse

Firms: Crick and Furse

Styles: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 6126.545.1569

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Civic Theatre

Located in the town of Scone in the Upper Hunter Valley, to the northwest of Newcastle, NSW. The Civic Theatre was built in 1937, opening on 27th July 1938 with Gene Raymond in “Stolen Heaven” & Anna Nagel in “A Bride for Henry” It was deigned in a Streamline Moderne/Art Deco style by architectural firm Crick & Furse, and is one of the only cinemas to remain by these architects in its original form. Seating is provided in orchestra and balcony levels.

On 21st February 2003 the Civic Theatre was placed on the New South Wales State Historic Register.

In July 2015 it was announced that the Civic Theatre was to be renovated and restored to its original condition. Renovation work began in August 2016.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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davidcoppock on August 29, 2019 at 7:20 am

Opened on 27/7/1938 with some shorts(number of shorts and names unknown?), “Stolen Heaven” and “A bride for Henry”. This theatre had the Australian premiere of the 1957 film “The Shiralee” which was filmed in the Scone district. Closed in 1983/1984(?) reopened in 1988 after minor renovations, closing again in 1992, and reopened the same year. Desingated a World heritage site on 21/3/2003.

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