Arthouse Cinema Coming to Hawthorn

TRAFFIC in busy Glenferrie Road looks set to intensify if the Boroondara council approves an application to redevelop a dank, part-vacant arcade into a new shopping centre, topped by a 1050 seat arthouse theatre and a 100-seat rooftop cinema.

Independent theatre operator Eddie Tamir has applied to rebuild The Glen arcade at 673 – 681 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, with The Lido, a new ITN Architects designed cinema complex.

Tamir owns Belgrave’s Cameo Cinema and is a co-owner of renovated movie house The Classic, in Elsternwick.

With his father David, who owns Prahran’s Station Hotel and the Argo, in South Yarra, Eddie paid $15 million for the double-storey Hawthorn facility last August.

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