Rivoli Theatre, Camberwell Rd, Camberwell (April 2006)

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In 2005, the Rivoli Theatre at 200 Camberwell Road was added to the Heritage Register for the State of Victoria (H1524).

The citation notes that it is of architectural significance as an intact and distinctive example of the Streamlined Moderne style which was highly fashionable in the design of commercial buildings in Melbourne in the 1930’s. It is the most intact surviving example in Victoria of the work of specialist cinema architects, H Vivian Taylor & Soilleux, and includes an impressive display of decorative brickwork externally and plasterwork internally. It is of historical and social significance due to its association with one of the most popular forms of mass entertainment of the 20th century.RivoliTheatreCamberwell