Morningside Picture Theatre

Morningside Picture Theatre

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.19

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 98 Lawson Road, Morningside

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46972222,153.06988889

Time Link: 1924

Map Link: 1925

Image Time Point: 1925

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This cinema opened in 1924 with seating for 300 people. Like many similar halls of the time, this building also served as a community hub. During World War II, the local Air Raid Precautions committee held meetings and fundaraising concerts in the hall. It was renamed as the Astra circa 1941, and was destroyed by fire in 1977.


Daily Mail, 13 June 1924; Telegraph, 13 March 1941.

Image Citations

Poster for the movie ‘Peter Pan’ which opened in 1924, the same year as the Morningside Theatre.

Map References

MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 2 west. AG2