Hidden Cinemas: Victory Theatre, Blackheath

It’s not the first hidden cinema in our series to have been converted into an antiques centre, but the former Victory Theatre in regional New South Wales is definitely the most colourful! This is the first hidden cinema on this list that I have yet to personally visit, but one of our Cinemazzi contributors happened to pass…

Kings Theatre, Rose Bay North

Sydney, this one’s for you! Here is the first New South Wales reveal in our Hidden Cinemas series: Kings Theatre, Rose Bay. After the first six-part series got such a great reaction last year, I am really excited to show you the next round of Hidden Cinemas I have been working on. I love uncovering these hidden…

De-Luxe Theatre, Burleigh Heads

It was during a holiday weekend away at the Gold Coast that I came across the old Deluxe Theatre at Burleigh Heads. We were on our way to check out a new seafood restaurant called The Fish House (side note: same owner as the brilliant Greek restaurant Hellenika at Nobby’s Beach) when I astutely spotted a stately-looking brick building a…

Triumph Theatre, East Brisbane

Imagine my surprise when I got to the Triumph Theatre and found out everybody was… kung fu fighting? I first came across the unusually designed Chinese Kung Fu Academy about 10 years ago. I’m a bit hazy on how I came to be sitting inside watching a Bruce Lee-style showdown, to be honest. It’s one of…

Beverley Theatre, Rosalie

This time I followed the clues to Rosalie looking for the old Beverley Theatre – and stumbled across a fashionista’s dream. By now I was months deep in cinema research. Since finding the old Rialto and Plaza theatres, I had become obsessed. I was constantly looking for other buildings that had at one time or another been picture theatres – in town, in…