Mayfair Theatre

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The Earlwood Mayfair Theatre was previously located at 324/330 Homer Street, Earlwood[1]. The theatre opened in 1927 with seating for 1,412 patrons[2] and closed in 1958.

The theatre was not only used for exhibiting films, and religious services and other functions were often held there.[3][4] Future Australian Prime Minister John Howard made his first public speech at the Mayfair, at the age of 12.[5]

The building itself was demolished in September 1964. [6]


  3. The Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 2, 1947
  4. The Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 14, 1936
  5. Howard, John. 2010. Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political autobiography. Harper Collins
  6. Sharp, Barry. A Pictorial history of Sydney's suburban cinemas . Vol 1. Strawberry Hills, NSW: Barry Sharp, 1982. p. 133.