Star Picture Theatre

Star Picture Theatre

Stage Number: MBSH.04.02.31

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Wynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly West

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 150 Florence Street, Wynnum

Latitude & Longitude: -27.44527778,153.17180556

Time Link: 1915

Map Link: 1915

Image Time Point: 1915

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This movie theatre was originally the open-air Empire Theatre, erected in 1915 and later enclosed and renamed the Star Theatre. The ‘Star’ survived as a popular movie theatre until 17 May 1959, when it was destroyed in a blaze that cost the lives of two firemen – Herbert Lees and Sydney Brown, who were buried under more than four metres of rubble after the projection room collapsed on them. During the 1960s, the site became home to the first Coles supermarket in Queensland.


Courier-Mail, 29 July 2015.

Image Citations

Star Theatre, Wynnum, 1940s. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane Images. BCC-WYN-271.

Map References

MLMS. 2 mile AG1 series 1906–1915—Moreton district. 2 Mile to the inch. Moreton 2 Mile map AG1 series sheet 2. AG1