Official opening of the Barclay Theatre, Melbourne

Title:
Official opening of the Barclay Theatre, Melbourne
NFSA ID:
55349
Year:
1958
Courtesy:
Cinesound
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Newsreel item from 1958 showing guests arriving at the official opening of the Barclay Theatre in Russell Street, Melbourne.

Guests arrive at the theatre for the official opening of the theatre and the Melbourne premiere of the film The Ten Commandments (1956). The proceeds from the film's premiere are going to the Yooralla Society of Victoria.

The President of the Society, Mrs Leo Curtis, welcomes the guests in the foyer of the theatre. Sir Dallas Brooks, who is to perform the official opening ceremony, is also present.

This footage appears in Cinesound Review no.1416.

Production company:
Cinesound