Suburb Profiles

Cremorne

Cremorne was named after the Cremorne Gardens, a popular pleasure ground in London, United Kingdom

By the beginning of the 20th century, Neutral Bay and Cremorne were developing as "alternative society suburbs", populated by the kind of people who were attracted to the Arts and Crafts architectural style that was in vogue at the time.  This style was an attempt to get away from mass production and give homes the "human touch". Notable examples soon appeared in the area.Brent Knowle, in Shellcove Road, Neutral Bay, was designed by Bertrand James Waterhouse and built in 1914.

Cremorne features an historic cinema, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace. In an Art Deco style, it features a Wurlitzer pipe-organ that is played at selected film screenings. The cinema was designed by G.N.Kenworthy and constructed in 1935. Its restoration was undertaken in 1987 by its new owner, television personality Mike Walsh.

Source - Wikipedia