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           [15 cents), children half price. On  the opening night half the net
           profit will  be donated  ro  the  Blackburn  and  Mitcham  branch of
           the Ladies Benevolent Society'.
           Public Hall, East Burwood

           The East Burwood Public Hall  was officially opened by the Hon.

                                                                  constructed above  the original  entrance  in  Doncaster Road (now
                                                                  closed off) and was accessed internally by the projectionists.
                                                                  Memorial Hall, Templestowe

                                                                  Further north again is Templestowe where, in  1922, a substantial

           A.E.  Chandler  MLC on  14th  February  1925. It still  stands
           essentially as it was buUt, apan from an extension added  in more
           recent times to the western side of the hall.
           It was a standard rectangular-shaped weatherboard building  with
           the  projection  box  built above  the entrance and  reached  by  an
           external wooden stair (now removed to deter vandals).
           Inside, it was typically sparse, with a stage ser high complete with
           maroon  stage curtains.  It is  believed  to have been  last  regularly
           used for films in the lme 1960s.
           The remarkable thing  about the East Burwood  Public Hall  was
           that  it  was  set in  a relatively sparsely-settled area on Burwood
           Road  and, in order to function successfully. must have drawn its
           clientele from a fairly wide area.
                                                                  brick hall  was  built.  making  use of a  pre-existing  timber
           Of course, adjacent to the hall  was the Methodist Church's Tally   Mechanics lnstiture Hall constructed in  1883.
           Ho Boys Home.  a self-sufficient commercial  farming  operation
                                                                  The  new  Hall  was designed  as a  memorial  for World  War I
           which  had  been  opened  in  1905. By the  1920s  the  farm  was
                                                                  servicemen. It was planned to be a multi-purpose structure with a
           accommodating some  100  boys and  their social  needs were
           supplied, in  pan,  by films screened at the East Burwood  Hall.  ft   stage for live performances while a projection box was added for
                                                                  the screening of silent films  during the  1920s. The box  was sited
           can be imagined how popular these films must have been for boys
                                                                  above the small entrance foyer, extending slighlly into the hall  to
           separated  from  their inner suburban  families and  involved  in
                                                                  provide greater space inside and accessed by an internal swircase.
           strenuous  farm  work  all  day!  Imagine the  noise  at  a Saturday
                                                                  This can  be seen  in  a surviviJlg photograph of the hall's interior
           matinee at East Burwood!
                                                                  dating from  1922.
           The TallyHo farm was formally closed in  1976.
           Public Hall Glen Waverley.
           Glen  Waverley  was  much  slower to  develop  than areas  to  the
           north, as the railway did not come until much  later:  an extension
           of the  line  from  East  Malvern  to Glen  Waverley  wasn ·t opened
           until  i 930.  Glen Waverley had  only  the Public Hall  for  film
           shows  with  a  modest  seating capacity of 140.  Little  is  known
           about its day-to-day operations as a cinema which appears to have
           ceased screenings somewhere in the late  1950s.
           The Athenaeum, Doncaster

           We must move north to the main area of interest for this study of
           cinemas of the outer-east. The Athenaeum  Hall  still  stands in
           Doncaster Road  although  much  modernized  and serving a wide
           range of community uses. It  had apparenlly ceased life as a venue
           for regular film screenings by the end of the  1950s.
                                                                  Audience inside Templestowe Memorial Hoi/  /922.
           The  Athenaeum  seated  about 250  people.  The biobox  was

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