picture palaces: Imperial Picture Pavilion in LutwychePosted: February 26, 2013
This is the Imperial Picture Pavilion at Lutwyche in Brisbane – photo by F W Theil – copyright expired.
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.
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.