The Windsor Cinema is a beautiful art deco building, which was built in 1937 by W.H Ralph and Sons. It is typical of a number of Australian cinemas built during the 1930s-40s, although the inclusion of a movable projector, which could be used to screen films into the adjacent picture garden, was unique at its time. It was officially opened on 10 September 1937 by the Chairman of the Nedlands Road Board, Mr. Bennett. The theatre had a seating capacity of at least 800, the largest in the district at the time.
During the 1970s, it caught on fire and luckily, it was restored, but closed again on the 24th of September 1983. The venue was then purchased by Roger and Chrissie Hunt & Cyril Watson, who added a second indoor cinema where the gardens used to be and opened the second screen in November of 1988. The new 'twin' cinema has a capacity to seat 210 people and the old auditorium has seating arrangements for 500 people. In 1997, the old auditorium, Cinema 1, air-conditioning was upgraded from the single compressor unit of the 1960s, while Cinema 2 had air-conditioning installed when built.
In November of 2005, the Windsor Cinema became part of the Luna Palace group, following a leasing agreement between the owners and Luna Palace management. In July & August of 2012, Luna Palace installed NEC Digital Cinema systems in both Cinema 1 and 2 bio-boxes.
This offer is a first come, first serve giveaway, with the much-loved seats being in a well-used condition. These would be perfect to use for your own at home cinema, as props or even to be built into your own racing game set up!
The Windsor Cinema, Nedlands is located at 98 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, Western Australia.