W. Lesley Boyle set up an outdoor screen for those warmer nights in Adelaide as an extension to the theatre that he ran at Walkerville Town Hall. The outdoor theatre ran from 1929 until 1936(SLSA/ Walkerville collection). Although as earlier as 1921 Boyle had been submitting applications for an outdoor cinema, The Register, Adelaide dated 10th September, 1921 notes that there had been an application submitted to the council that had been rejected (The Register, 10 September, 1921, p. 94). Wooden planks made up the seating and a pianist was also in attendance, situated at the base of the screen(SLSA/ Walkerville collection). The building you can see is the old Police Station – since demolished.
“District Councils” The Register, Adelaide, 10 September 1921, p. 94. Retrieved 2 February 2020 from Trove
“Outdoor Picture Theatre” viewed 2 February 2020 https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+50194
SLSA Walkerville Collection, viewed 2 February 2020 https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/find/walkerville