Railway Hotel

138 Barrack Street,
Perth, WA 6000

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Railway Hotel

One of the first screenings in Western Australia were screened from a room of the Railway Hotel on the side wall of the old Taxation building by Jack Coulder on 20th October 1900. These movie screenings didn’t last long as the local council and police strongly disaproved of the screenings as the flickering pictures often scared the horse-drawn conveyances travelling along the street. The Railway Hotel was built and opened in 1847. The Railway Hotel was demolished against heritage orders in 1992. The facade was saved and ordered to be restored. The facade is still there in front of a new apartment complex(Medina, now called Adina Apartment complex).

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on July 5, 2017 at 4:50 am

The facade itself has a bar(Bar 138 on Barrack)in the front(and behind) of the facade at the bottom in the middle.

davidcoppock on July 5, 2017 at 4:54 am

Unknown where the old Taxation building is(or was?)?

davidcoppock on October 4, 2017 at 3:26 am

The movie scrernings were in 1896 from a balcony of the hotel onto an opposite wall, owned by Dease Photographic Studios by John Dease.

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