Melbourne Sights

Athenaeum Theatre and Library

  • 188 Collins St. Map It
  • City Center
  • Library/Archive

Published 07/20/2016

Fodor's Review

The first talking picture show in Australia was screened in 1896 at this beautiful theater. Today the building houses three venues—a membership library, a theater for live performances, and the Last Laugh Comedy Club.

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188 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

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  • Library: free

Published 07/20/2016


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