Cygnet Cinema

14 Preston Street,
Perth, WA 6152

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Grand Cinemas (Australia)

Architects: William Thomas Leighton

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Como Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 61089.367.1663
Manager: 61089.367.1663

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Cygnet Cinema

Located in the Como district across the river from downtown Perth. The Cygnet Cinema was originally named the Como Theatre. The building was designed by architect William Leighton for cinema pioneer James Stiles and was officially opened on 3rd March 1938. This fine example of Art Deco style architecture is now included on the State’s Heritage Register. Operated by Grand Cinemas (Australia), who went our of business on 21st November 2022.

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davidcoppock on July 14, 2015 at 11:37 pm

Como Theatre(now Cygnet Theatre) opened on 3/3/1938 with “Tainted money”,and “Smartest girl in town”. There was also a outdoor picture gardens (which may have opened the same day?). The picture gardens closed in the early 70’s due to noise from the newly installed air con. The picture gardens site may still be there unused? The indoor theatre may be extending onto the picture gardens site.

davidcoppock on July 16, 2015 at 11:31 pm

The Cygnet cinema is now part of the Grand Cinema group.

davidcoppock on May 18, 2016 at 1:22 am

I think the Picture gardens may been on the right hand side of the building!? The picture gardens projector room may still be there!?

davidcoppock on October 8, 2017 at 12:56 am

Classified by the National Trust on 2/5/1988, and State Heritaged listed on 30/6/1993.

davidcoppock on October 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

The theatre is for sale. It’s still operating though!!

davidcoppock on April 9, 2023 at 12:08 am

Temporary closed(for renovations?).

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