Graceville Picture Theatre

Stage Number: MBSH.05.01.28

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 381 Honour Avenue, Graceville

Latitude & Longitude: -27.52211111,152.97608333

Time Link: 1930

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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Graceville Picture Gardens opened as open air venue in 1921. In the 1930s with the arrival of ‘talkies’ the theatre was roofed over and enclosed, while the interior was totally re-lined with a floor installed and seating renovated. In 1953 the cinema was once again rebuilt and renamed The Regal to coincide with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In February 1961 the theatre was equipped with a spacious stage and new public address system so the venue was suitable for hire to schools and the community.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 133; Oxley-Chemler History Group Inc.

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