Star Theatre, Darwin: advertising Jedda premiere

The exterior of the Star Theatre in Darwin at night, advertising the world premiere of Jedda in January 1955
Title:
Star Theatre, Darwin: advertising Jedda premiere
NFSA ID:
348396
Year:
1954
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The Star Theatre in Darwin at night. A sign advertises the world premiere of Charles Chauvel's Jedda, starring Ngarla Kunoth and Robert Tudawali, in January 1955.

The Star Theatre opened on 14 September 1929 and was a partially open-air cinema - only the back rear rows and upper dress circle were under cover. Cyclone Tracy destroyed the cinema on Christmas Eve 1974, though it is now commemorated by a plaque at the Star Village shopping arcade on Smith Street.