Esplanade Picture Gardens

The Esplanade and William Street,
Perth, WA 6000

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film on November 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Esplande Picture Gardens – The Esplande & William Street, Perth, WA

In 1908, King’s Picture Gardens in William Street became the first premises in Perth designed and built exclusively for the presentation of moving pictures, before becoming Spencer’s Esplanade Gardens in 1911, which combined films with boxing events. This site was later redeveloped to become the Capitol theatre and the Temple Court buildings housing the Embassy Ballroom at 2-10 William Street, Perth – Contributed by Greg Lynch –

davidcoppock on August 4, 2015 at 1:44 am

The Esplande Picture Gardens were replaced with the Temple Court and Embassy Ballroom opening in December 1928, and closed on 26/11/1982 at 1.30am with an Elvis Presley medley, and demolished in December 1982. The site is now Wesfarmers Headquarters. There is a picture of the Esplande Picture Gardens in the book “Stage, screen and stars(page 38).