New Broadway Theatre and Gardens

330 Albany Highway,
Victoria Park, WA 6100

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Architects: William Garnsworthy Bennett, Samuel B. Rosenthal

Functions: Office Space

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Broadway Theatre

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New Broadway Theatre and Gardens

The Broadway Theatre was opened on 9th April 1927 with Lon Chaney in “The Blackbird”. It was designed by architect Samuel Rosenthal. The theatre closed briefly in 1938 for alterations to the plans of architect William G. Bennett when it was given an Art Deco style. It reopened as the New Broadway Theatre on 16th March 1938 with “Arizona Raiders” and “Green Light”. The New Broadway Gardens opened in 1948 behind the theatre. The New Broadway Theatre and Gardens closed in 1964 and was converted into a supermarket(name unknown?), and Barkers Carpets(on the Gardens site?).

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on May 18, 2016 at 1:52 am

There is a plaque on the footpath outside the Broken Hill hotel across the road(Harper street, same side of Albany highway) about the New Broadway Theatre(and Garden?) where there was a tram stop on the tram route from Perth to East Victoria Park and later Welshpool. there may still a map of the tram route available at the Victoria Park Public Library.

davidcoppock on October 14, 2016 at 10:27 am

Correction – The Broadway Theatre building may have been converted into the current building(The Business Building(offices)) rather than been demolished?

davidcoppock on March 16, 2018 at 5:37 am

There is a seat(bench) outside the building with a giant film reel with film inside it, some of it forming the top of the seat next to it to the left(and a plaque about it underneath the seat).

davidcoppock on March 16, 2018 at 9:12 am

The inside of the theatre may have been gutted out when converted to offices(The Business Centre).The bench is visiable on the streetview photo(different angle).

davidcoppock on September 16, 2018 at 11:17 am

The gardens site is now a Centrelink and Medicare building and carpark.

davidcoppock on October 16, 2019 at 11:31 am

The Broadway Theatre opened on 9/4/1927 with “The blackbird”.

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