Cinema, Entertainment, heritage lost, Marrickville

Heritage Lost: Addison Theatre

Image Source: Cinema TreasuresLocated in the Marrickville suburb of Sydney. Operated by Acme Theatres, the Addison Theatre opened in January 1934 and was a typical suburban independent, running double bills every week.Closed in December 1959 the Addison Theatre was demolished and a gas station occupies the site today. (Ref: Cinema Treasures)The Queenslander, Thursday 14 March… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Addison Theatre

Entertainment, Marrickville

Marrickville Eisteddfod

The first Marrickville Eisteddfod was held at the Railway Institute Hall (Chalmers Street, Surry Hills) from April 6th to April 17th, 1935.The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 6 February 1935, page 17The Eisteddfod's were originally established for Railway employees and their families (later being opened to the public) and lead up… Continue reading Marrickville Eisteddfod

Entertainment, heritage lost, Petersham, Stanmore

Heritage Lost: Mastertouch Piano Roll Company

After having written the post about the Stanmore Fire Station and it's subsequent sale to the Mastertouch Piano Roll company I sadly received an email saying the former owner of Mastertouch (and a MHS member), Barclay Wright had passed away peacefully on 25 February, 2013 after a short illness. The Sydney Morning Herald - September… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Mastertouch Piano Roll Company