Pioneer (Walk-In) Open Air Theatre & YHA Movies
26 Parsons Street,
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Previous Names: Pioneer Theatre
The Pioneer (Walk-In) Open Air Theatre was opened in 1939 by Snow Kenna. The Pioneer Theatre screened the World premiere of “A Town like Alice” on 24th July 1956, with the the stars of the film Peter Finch and Virgina McKenna attending in person. The Pioneer (Walk-In) Open Air Theatre closed in 1984. The theatre building was then used as a market(on the sit-in area) for one year.
The theatre building was then converted in a YHA(Youth Hostel Association) Hostel(Alice Springs YHA), opening on 13th June 1990. The Alice Springs Youth Hostel has a few seats in the open air in whats left of the grounds of the old Pioneer Theatre and runs occasional movies.
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