Regal Theatre

224 Buckley Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3040

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Architects: Reginald Appleford, V.G. Cook, Christopher A. Cowper, Gordon Murphy

Firms: Cowper, Murphy, & Appleford

Previous Names: Southern Cross Picture Theatre

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Regal Theatre

Located in the northwest Melbourne district of Essendon North. The Southern Cross Picture Theatre opened in 1925 and was designed by Essendon based architect V.G. Cook. It was renovated in 1939 in an Art Deco style to the plans of architectural firm, Cowper, Murphy & Appleford. It was re-named Regal Theatre on 12th August 1939 when it re-opened with Spencer Tracey in “Boys Town. It was operated by W.J. Howard. It was closed around 1959.

It was demolished and in 2016 a mattress/bedding shop was operating in the new building on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Predator
Predator on July 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

The architects for the 1939 remodel of the Regal theatre were Cowper, Murphy and Appleford. Grand opening of the Regal theatre was August 12, 1939.

Predator
Predator on July 26, 2016 at 1:17 pm

The Southern Cross Theatre opened in November of 1925. The architect was V. G. Cook of Essendon.

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