TDB Mon 8 Mar 1915
An addition to about to be made to the list of picture entertainments, now showing in Townsville in the Gaiety Stadium, hitherto known as Hebb’s. The management have already had a trial run with a number of films, and the whole plant worked very successfully. It is hoped that the initial exhibit will be given to-morrow night, but a definite announcement will be made to-morrow morning’s issue. It is proposed to give two entertainments a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, a fresh programme being presented each night.
(in the same paper above was this advert)
THE GAIETY PICTURES
HEBB’S STADIUM. DENHAM STREET.
TUESDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME EACH NIGHT
VAUDEVILLE AND OTHER TURNS.
PRICES …. 1s and 6d
TDB Tues 9 Mar 1915
The Gaiety Pictures, which are to be shown in Hebb’s Stadium, Denham Street, will be screened for the first time on Saturday next. The programme and turn will be advertised later in the week.
TDB Sat 13 Mar 1915
To-night at Hebb’s Denham-street Stadium the first programme of pictures will be screened and a well selected lot they are. The star film is a fine S. & A. drama ‘The Day of Reckoning,’ while ‘The Scar,’ ‘Moonshiner’s Task’ and ‘ ‘Broncho Billy’s Elopement’ are also good dramas. ‘Luncheon for Three’ and ‘The Younger Sister’ should well maintain the happy aide. Miss Annie Salbay, a local singer, who was successful at the last Eisteddfod will render several vocal items.
TDB Mon 15 Mar 1915
The opening night of the new Gaiety Pictures took place on Saturday night at Hebb’s Stadium, which has been renovated and further improvements are still to be effected. The building is weather proof, cool, and spacious, and is situated in a central position in Denham-street. There was a moderate attendance of the public, and the programme submitted was appreciated, which is a gratifying, feature in a new enterprise. The star drama was entitled ‘The Day of Reckoning,’ a fine feature film, with exciting situations, the settings in the various scenes being of a hlgh-class order. Other dramas screened were ‘Broncho Billy’s , Elopement.’ ‘The Scar,’ and ‘Moonshiner’s Task.’ The comedy drama, ‘Younger Sister’ was a fine film and comics included ‘Luncheon for Three’ and ‘Pimple’s Motor Bike.’ The Gaiety orchestra supplied appropriate music during the performance and Miss. Salbay rendered two songs which were received with applause. The Gaiety Pictures will be shown on Tuesday and Saturday nights, entire changes of programme each evening.
TDB Tues 16 Mar 1915
To-night (Tuesday), at Hebb’s Stadium, Denham Street, a grand double programme of Pictures and vaudeville will be presented, comprising, an entire change of items. The star drama is entitled ‘Ashes of Hope,’ a fine two-reel Essanay film, in which the character of a dancing artiste is the principle part, her success arousing a lover’s suspicion, whilst an adventurous attorney plots to ruin the girl’s life. The picture is full of interest. Other dramas include, “The Price of His Honor”, “The Blind Cattle King”, and “Madam Rex”, an A. B. drama. An educational film is entitled “The Busy Bee”, the comedy films are ‘Reconciled in Reno’, and ‘Plain Jane,’ and ‘Making a Base Ball Bug’. In addition to the picture entertainment another attraction is the Leopold Sisters, clever wire walkers, balancers, etc. who have been engaged, and late with Rickards Circuit. The whole providing a first class nights entertainment for patrons.
TDB Fri 19 Mar 1915
Mr. Walter Hebb, has decided to instal electric lights throughout his Gaiety Picture Theatre, in Denham Street, and will have the plant in working order to-night (Friday).