Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Glebe, cinema

The former Valhalla Cinema is located along Glebe Point Road, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. The cinema opened in 1937 as the Astor and operated until 1959. It reopened in 1968 and operated until 2005 under various names such as the Filmor Red Star Cinema, the New Arts Cinema and the Curzon Cinema and the Valhalla from 1979. The heritage listed façade and row of shops were designed by Kaberry & Chard and built in the art deco style. The cinema was converted into offices in 2008.


  1. The heritage listed façade and row of shops, built in the Deco style in 1937, are still stunning today. I think all cinemas should have been built (or rebuilt) in the Deco style :)

  2. Great picture.Cinema halls have their names changed usually.

    1. The good thing is that it has survived. Many others haven't.

  3. It's a shame they're offices but great that it's still there.

  4. Sad to see the cinemas go. For a bit they seem to not be the thing, but have made a come back around where I live because of the more comfortable seating and large screens. However, I've not been. I just know from my adult children who go. :)

  5. A sight that takes you back to another era. :)
    It's nice to see some of those structures still standing.

    I'm surprised there's a mural on it. :)


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