Welcome to the Old Picture Theatre
Step back in time while holidaying in absolute comfort
A Brief History
The Pemberton Picture Theatre was constructed in 1929 by Allan Jones; one of Western Australia’s earliest travelling picture show men. It is the only purpose-built timber picture theatre left in Western Australia and demonstrates an important phase in the history of cinema entertainment in the State. The building operated as a picture theatre until the early 1970’s and housed a woodwork studio until 1998.
Restored for comfort
Many hours of work have gone into restoring the derelict building using original photos and plans dating back to 1929. The original owners have tried to balance historical authenticity with the facilities expected of a unique accommodation complex. Many of the features of the picture theatre have been retained or have been recreated using new materials. Still remaining are the original structure of jarrah timber, the timber floorboards, much of the jarrah dado, the original stage and the pressed tin ceiling roses.
Rewind the past, relax in the present
Enjoy a luxurious stay in our magnificently restored heritage building, perfect for a weekend getaway or for something longer the self contained units have all you could need.
A touch of magic
The historic Adyar Cottage was originally a Group Settlement home and was transported from neighbouring Northcliffe in what must have been a huge feat at the time. It was a landmark building in the town and the first with running water.
It too has been beautifully restored to its former glory. Some of the original film posters found in the picture theatre are on display in the apartments and Adyar Cottage. For those interested in the history of cinema or the history of Pemberton there is a museum at the rear of the building in the Amenities Building with past equipment used..
The magnificently restored original owner’s residence has three bedrooms, fully appointed jarrah and slate kitchen, including a dishwasher, extensive living area with wood fire and reverse-cycle air conditioning, large bathroom with spa-size corner bath shower and two toilets. The cottage features local timber throughout and has a large rear verandah with views over the town and adjoining forest.
“Unique Holiday Accommodation”
Rewind the past, relax in the present in this unique, self-contained, heritage listed accommodation. Step back in time while holidaying in absolute comfort at the “Old Picture Theatre” Holiday Accommodation in Pemberton, Western Australia