picture palaces: Imperial Picture Pavilion in Lutwyche

This is the Imperial Picture Pavilion at Lutwyche in Brisbane – photo by F W Theil – copyright expired.

Imperial Picture Pavilion at Lutwyche in the Brisbane Queensland

John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg: 115450

On Friday 1 April 1922 Brisbane residents could have made their way by the Kedron Park tram or car (plenty of standing room for motors) to this cinema to see the silent film “Humoresque”.  This pavilion of moving pictures provided room under cover for 1500 people.

Lutwyche Humoresque

Musical accompaniment to the film was provided by Mrs Lambert Knight on piano and Miss Allen on violin.  There’s a review of the film here at Cinema Becomes Her by Allison McCulloch.  Not to be confused with the 1946 version (with sound and colour) starring Joan Crawford and John Garfield.