Lumiere Cinema

108 Lonsdale Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Previously operated by: Dendy Cinemas

Functions: University

Previous Names: Dendy Cinema, Dendy Movie House, Mayfair Cinema, Savoy Cinema, Chinatown Cinema

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Lumiere Cinema

Located in Melbourne city centre. The 300-seat Dendy Cinema opened as a single screen on 9th November 1974, with an art house policy. It was re-named Dendy Movie House on 4th December 1977. Renamed Mayfair Cinema on 31st March 1978 which only lasted one month as it was renamed Savoy Cinema on 28th April 1978.

In 1986 it was re-named Chinatown Cinema. In 1993 it was re-named Lumiere Cinema, still continuing to screen foreign & independent films. Around 2004 it was converted into a 3-screen cinema, but was closed in August 2005. It was taken over by Central Queensland University in April 2006 to be used as three lecture theatres.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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davidcoppock on July 13, 2020 at 6:26 am

Opened on 9/11/1974. Renamed Dendy Movie House on 4/12/1977. Renamed Mayfair on 31/3/1978. Renamed Savoy on 28/4/1978. Later renamed Chinatown and Lumiere . Closed in august 2005. Taken over on ¾/2006 by Central Queensland University for three lecture theatres.

curmudgeon on July 14, 2020 at 10:18 am

Was converted into a triplex not long before closure. Despite being very plain it did provide a very diverse range of product.

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