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Enmore Theatre, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Enmore Theatre, including interiors
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Recreation and Entertainment
Category: Theatre
Primary address: 118 - 132 Enmore Road, Newtown, NSW 2042
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
118 - 132 Enmore RoadNewtownMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

By the 1920's Newtown had eight theatres, and strong support for local theatres and cinemas continued until after the Second World War. However, few of these are still being used for their original purpose. This building illustrates the development of suburban theatres in the late 1930's - early 1940's and is of social significance for the local community.
Date significance updated: 11 Jan 12
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Physical description: The Art Deco facade of this building emphasises strong horizontal and vertical lines with the long stepped door. It is a dominant 'modern' element within the predominantly late 19th - early 20th century streetscape. The building is of rendered masonry with a raised parapet and Art Deco motif above the wide, multi-leaf doorway. The doors are timber framed with glass insets and brass detailing. An awning with pressed metal lining adorns the entrance.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building appears to be in reasonable condition. There is some apparent cracking and the paintwork is in poor condition.
Date condition updated:24 Jan 01
Current use: Theatre
Former use: Theatre

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
SHR Criteria f)
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The theatre appears to be relatively intact and retains its integrity.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

Implement maintenance program.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I15112 Dec 11 2011/645 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Within a conservation area on an LEPwithin draft cons. area Marrickville LEP 2001    
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19862.75Fox and AssociatesNovember 1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030116Tropman & Tropman Architects2000 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030116
File number: 2.75

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