Ideal Picture Theatre

Ideal Picture Theatre

Stage Number: MBSH.02.03.04

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Yeronga

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Corner of Devon Street and Fairfield Road, Yeronga

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51730556,153.01666667

Time Link: 1923

Map Link: 1923

Image Time Point: 1923

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The Ideal opened in April 1923 with the following programme: ‘”The Valley of Silent Men,” the screen version of James Oliver Carwood’s story, in which Alma Rubens is featured, will head the programme. In the supporting picture, “Don’t Call Me Little Girl,” Mary Miles Minter occupies the role of a clever girl, who helps along a shy lover. The film is a Realart production. Comedy, cartoon, and news items also will be shown.’ The venue was also used for live theatre and variety shows. The last movie screened there was ‘Charlie Chan in Panama’ in 1940, after which time the theatre was put up for sale. By the 1950s it had become a badminton venue.


Brisbane Courier, 14 April 1923; The Telegraph, 9 August 1940; Courier-Mail, Wednesday 28 August 1940.

Image Citations

Advertisement for the last movie screening at the Ideal Picture Theatre, Yeronga. The Telegraph, 9 August 1940.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 634900