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Melvic Picture Theatre, Belmont

  • Melvic Picture Theatre, Belmont

    Photo Ref: 2111

    Creator: Gunning, Mrs Julie

    The second Melvic was opened on the 21/12/1939 on the corner of Macquarie Street and the Pacific Highway. It was built in 16 weeks from the ground up with decoration done by hand. A good atmosphere was encouraged in the large foyer by a pianist. The upstairs foyer was supplied with flowers by Eric and Ettie Smith and was considered to be the most beautiful in the Newcastle region. The second Melvic was widely recognised as "one of the finest examples of suburban theatre in N.S.W" outside of Sydney.

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