Palais Pictures 1920-1926
Front elevation under construction, Palais Picture Theatre, St. Kilda, Victoria, 1925
Eric Milton Nicholls collection, National Library of AustraliaContributors
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The Burley-Griffin’s Palais façade, soon to be destroyed by fire.
The new Palais Pictures building was designed by the American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. The couple arrived in Melbourne in 1913 after they won the competition for the design of Canberra, Australia's new capital city. In 1925, the Griffin's designed an elaborate facade for the new Palais Pictures.