Please remember this listing will always be a "Work in Progress" and we seek your assistance with updating and adding to the data. If you live in one of the locations listed, how about checking out your local cinema / theatre venues of the past and present and help update the details. Street Addresses are always welcome, as most advertising did not show the street address.

CATHS is attempting to compile a database of all past & present cinema and theatre venues in Australia.

We believe we have managed to list in excess of 90% of all venues that ever screened films on a commercial basis.

All states are available for you to search - just click on the state name below.

Listings are alphabetical by location; you can either scroll through to find what you are after, or use the search button built into your viewer.

The listings shows the Location, Name (generally the original name), Opening & Closing dates and the Current Status (if known). Where applicable, Alternative Names for the venue are shown on a second line, as well as whether the location is city, suburban or country.

Photos of cinemas / theatres are most welcome

Capitol Theatre, Warrnambool (Vic).

Empire Theatre, Toowoomba (Qld).


Click here to see an example of a full database file

Latest update December 2016

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