Palais Theatre, St Kilda

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The Palais Theatre (originally Palais Pictures) is an historic Picture Palace located in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. Replacing an earlier cinema of the same name destroyed in a fire, the new theatre, designed by Henry Eli White opened in 1927. With a capacity of nearly 3,000 people, it is the largest seated theatre in Australia.

It is one of the early 20th century picture palaces to survive in Australia, and is included on the Victorian Heritage Register. It is a major local landmark and an important part of the early 20th century development of the St Kilda beach foreshore as an entertainment precinct.

In 2015, the Palais Theatre was inducted into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame.
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  • Visited on Wednesday 12th February, it's good to see that the Palais Threatre has survived and not pulled down like so many land mark buildinds around Melbourne.  more »
  • The old place has some history and was built in 1827 as a picture theatre (replacing an earlier theatre destroyed by fire) by the Phillip's Brothers from Spokane Washington who had earlier built...  more »
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  • Lovely looking theatre. Empty drink bottles at the door and enjoy the old grandeur of the past. Be sure to eat before hand since the bar isn't so wallet friendly. Be careful going in the summer as the air conditioning seems to be on the way out. Lots to love about the place though.
  • Visually beautiful on the outside & just rocking on the inside."If these walls could talk". City of Port Phillip Council & State Gov have really brought this historic building back to life. Money well spent.

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