ENTERTAINMENT IN TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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HOTELS, CLUBS

American Red Cross Club
near Hayles Jetty?
Buchanan's Hotel Causeway Hotel
Creighton's Hotel Empire Hotel Excelsior Hotel
Fairfield Hotel Hermit Park Hotel Lowths Hotel
North American Services Club (B14), American Red Cross The Great Northern Hotel Queens Hotel
Queensland Hotel Rising Sun Hotel Seaview Hotel
Wet Canteen Blackwood Street    

 

MOVIE THEATRES

The Regent Theatre
Owned by John Arthur Feldt who also owned the Plaza and the Sun theatres.
The Sun Theatre
Owned by John Arthur Feldt who also owned the Regent and the Plaza Theatres.
The Olympia Theatre
Open Air Movie Theatre (Military)
on the northern side of Ingham Road, in the location of Peel Street or Ramsay Street
Open Air Movie Theatre (Military)
at Mount Louisa in Depot No. 2
Open Air Movie Theatre (Military)
Roseneath Army Camp
Open Air Movie Theatre (Military)
13 Australian Army Personnel Staging Camp, Oonoonba
South Townsville Talkies
Where was it?
Was it there during WW2?
The Roxy Theatre
Flinders Street
Wintergarden Theatre
Sturt Street
Rex Theatre at Oonoomba
built after WW2 using a WW2 Military building
The Esquire
The Estate
at Railway Estate
The Plaza Theatre
on corner of Echlin and North Streets, West End. Opened September 1938. Owned by John Arthur Feldt who also owned the Regent and the Sun.
Holliday Theatre
Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island
Was it there during WW2?
Arcadian Theatre, Arcadia, Magnetic Island
Was it there during WW2?
The Astor Theatre
located at Palmerston St, Pimlico
Not opened until 28 Sep 1953
The Garbutt Theatre
Where was it?
Was it there during WW2?
Palladium Theatre
located at Aitkenvale. Grand opening 23 Dec 1947
Built after the war using a number of WW2 buildings etc including the stage from the Pooladium.
Stuart Theatre
Where was it?
Was it there during WW2?
 

 

ENTERTAINMENT HALLS, DANCES

American Red Cross Canteen and Recreation Centre
AWU Hall, Denham Street
CCC Hall, Oonoonba, regular dances for soldiers and CCC men  Civic Dance Hall
Where was it?
Coconut Grove Dance Hall
The Strand
Country Club Funland, Flinders Street
Where was it?
Heatley's Dance Hall Helton Hall
Mount Louisa, Townsville
Pooladium
Charlotte Street, near Aplin's Weir
RAAF Recreation Hall
The Strand
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
Ireland Street, Oonoonba
Weekly Dances
St. George's Recreation Centre
Opposite the Townsville Railway Station
St. Joseph's Dances
St. Joseph's School, The Strand
Theatre Royal
Flinders Street
 

 

CAFES, RESTAURANTS

Athol's Inn Ozone Cafe    

 

WELFARE

Australian Red Cross Australian Comforts
Fund Rooms
in Town Hall, near Post Office
Queensland Country Women's Association
(CWA)
Everyman's Hut
Stanley Street, Townsville
TOC H Salvation Army
YMCA YWCA   

 

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