The theatre was not only used for exhibiting films, and religious services and other functions were often held there. Future Australian Prime Minister John Howard made his first public speech at the Mayfair, at the age of 12.
The building itself was demolished in September 1964. 
- The Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 2, 1947
- The Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 14, 1936
- Howard, John. 2010. Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political autobiography. Harper Collins
- Sharp, Barry. A Pictorial history of Sydney's suburban cinemas . Vol 1. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Barry Sharp, 1982. p. 133.