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Looking for something to do in the School Holidays?

Whether the weather is hot or cold, The Piccadilly cinema is the perfect place to be. So why not book to see one of the fantastic movies they have showing at the moment, or anytime really. This is a fantastic outing with family, friends and/or a romantic outing. The Piccadilly Cinema, located at 181 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide is the place to go. Check out the movies showing by clicking link below: This historical cinema has recently been re-opened after some wonderful renovations and you'll enjoy the upgrade in facilities offered, including a lovely bar area where you can enjoy your favourite beverage whilst you enjoy the ambience and maybe also reminiscence of bygone days. Adelaide Style Accommodation spacious self-contained homes are within walking distance of this iconic cinema. Little bit of history - Did you know? The Piccadilly Cinema was one of the last cinemas constructed in Adelaide before the Second World War, opening with much anticipation on the 23 October 1940. The Piccadilly Cinema opened on 23rd October 1940. It was designed by the architectural firm Evans, Bruer & Hall of Adelaide in association with architect Guy Crick. It is listed in the Film Weekly Motion Picture Directory 1951-1952 edition as being operated by the Clifford Theatre Circuit with a seating capacity of 1,437. Taken over by Greater Union Cinemas in the late-1960’s, it was re-named Forum Cinema on 2nd March 1967 presenting “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” in 70mm. The single screen Forum Cinema was closed by Greater Union on 26th February 1983. It was purchased by Wallis Theatres, reopening on 11th March 1983 with the name reverting back to Piccadilly Cinema. It was subsequently converted into a triple screen cinema, with screen 1 in the former balcony, and screens 2 & 3 in the former orchestra level. This is a Heritage listed building. It was closed by Wallace Theatres as a cinema on 6th June 2021. It was renovated and repurposed as a multi-functional space to be a bar, special events venue and use as a venue for film festivals. Stage one of renovations completed December 2022. #cinema #family #movie #SouthAustralia #TicSA #TourismIndustryCouncil #CityofAdelaide #PiccadillyCinema #history #SouthAustralianTourismCommission #friends #experience #holidays #selfcontainedaccommodation #historical #Adelaide

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