RMIT Capitol Theatre
The RMIT Capitol Theatre in Melbourne delivers old world charm to film festivals and special events.
The Capitol Theatre in Melbourne is a classic Art Deco theatre and the first picture palace (theatre) to be built in Australia. Designed by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin it is one of the world's most beautiful cinemas.
The cinema opened in 1924 with the lighting used in conjunction with the orchestral scores during the early silent film era. It added drama for the film goer, and remains a spectacular sight today.
2019 Refurbishment | Reopen
The RMIT Capitol Theatre reopened in June 2019 as a world-class cultural and education destination.
The refurbishment includes café and bar facilities, collaboration spaces, lighting and sound upgrades, and cinema projection enhancements.
RMIT University has also announced a partnership with ACMI (the Australian Centre for Moving Image) to become home to its extensive range of festivals and events as they undergo their refurbishment - hosting more than 500+ sessions and expecting 100,000+ visitors per year.
Open House Melbourne
You will be able to take a tour of the newly opened theatre during 2019 Open House Melbourne festival.
Located in Capitol Arcade in Swanston Street, Melbourne (opposite Town Hall).
❊ Notice ❊Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
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❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 113 Swanston Street Melbourne | Map
✆ +61 3 9650 4017
❊ Web Links ❊
→ RMIT Capitol Theatre
→ Cinema and Theatre Historical Society
❊ Also See... ❊
→ RMIT | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
→ Australian Centre for the Moving Image | ACMI
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