State Theatre

From the Gothic skyscraper style exterior to the Baroque drama of the Rotunda and the grandeur of the auditorium, the theatre and Art Deco shopfronts form a lavish and significant entertainment venue. Built as a cinema and multi storey retail arcade with a ballroom and theatrette, it remains a popular venue though many of the uses ceased in the late twentieth century.

Film

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2008

From the Kinetoscope Parlour set up in Sydney in 1894 and visited by 22,000 people in five weeks, to the latest Hollywood blockbuster filmed in Sydney's streets, film has been part of Sydney's story. Filmmakers have presented many different images of the city and its diverse inhabitants.

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Constructed
1929
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State Theatre

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2008

The State Theatre was built at the height of cinema-going in Australia, just before the 1930s Depression. It was designed to seat nearly 3,000, with room for an orchestra and a Wurlitzer organ.