Sun Pictures

Sun Picture Theatre Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park opposite The Royal Oak Hotel

TDB Fri 10 Jun 1927
Still another picture theatre is to be opened In Townsville to-morrow night when the Sun Pictures, opposite the Royal Oak Hotel, Hermit Park, will screen their initial programme, headed by Paramount’s hilarious comedy ‘Hands Up.’ featuring the silk hatted comedian, Raymond Griffiths. The supporting picture will star Eleanor Boardman and a great cast of screen players in ‘The Circle.’ Metro Goldwyn’s classic of the screen, while comedies, and gazettes are also screened, and delightful music will be supplied by the Sun orchestra. The prices of admission are 2/- and 1/-children half price. This theatre should prove a boon to residents In the locality and is certain to be well patronised.

1927 – SUN PICTURES, Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park, opposite the Royal Oak Hotel, opened Sat 11 Jun 1927 (TDB Fri 10 Jun 1927)
1927 – Sun Talkies (Pictures) showed a new type of then talkie pictures for the week (TDB Mon 31 Dec 1927). (Sound equipment travelling with the films not installed in theatre permanently)
1930 – SUN PICTURES – The grand opening of the new ‘talkie’ installation took place Tue 3 Jun 1930 (TDB Tues 3 Jun 1930)

Sun Picture Theatre – interior

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