Boomerang Theatre

Boomerang Theatre

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.48

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 334 Ipswich Road, Annerley

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50486111,153.03411111

Time Link: 1924

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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The Boomerang Theatre opened on 10 December 1924, at the height of the silent movie era. The introduction of ‘talkies’ led to a new sound system being installed there in 1928. The original building was then redesigned in 1933 to an Art Deco style by architect Archibald Tathan Longland. The roof was also raised up at this time to permit the installation of a dress circle. A further refurbishment was undertaken in 1953. The Boomerang Theatre lasted quite a long time by early suburban cinema standards, closing in January 1995 before being demolished in September of that year.


G Carriere, ‘The Picture Theatres of Annerley’, in Kerr, J ed. The Annals of Annerley, Brisbane: RHSQ, 1997, pp.65-67.

Image Citations

Boomerang Theatre, Annerley, circa 1927. Annerley-Stephens History Group (

Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane 1936. Scale: 1:11,000.