THE PICTURE SHOWS
"We are gratefull to Ozone Theatres Ltd. and the other company (Broken Hill Theatres Ltd.) for giving us this beautiful theatre after the barn-like theatres we had put up with for many years," said the Mayor (Ald. E. J. Barnes) last night, in officially de- claring. the new Ozone Theatre (for- merly Lenard's Pictureland) open for the use of the Broken Hill public.
The theatre was packed by 8 o'clock, and shortly after Ald. Barnes and the Mayoress, accompanied by Mr. D. A. Waterman, the local direc- tor of Ozone Theatres Ltd., went on to the stage.
Mr. Waterman mentioned that the work on the reconstruction of the building had only commenced seven weeks previously and he wished to publicly thank Fred J. Potter and Son for the able manner in which they had carried out the work. (Applause.)
The Mayor congratulated Ozone Theatres Ltd. on their magnificent theatre, which he said compared most favorably with those in the capital
Mrs. Barnes cut a ribbon suspended across the curtain and the theatre was officially opened.
The management's choice of "Magnificent Obsession" for the fea- ture film of the programme was fav- orably commented upon.
Irene Dunne has been seen in numerous other fine characterisations, but she eclipsed them all with her outstanding performance in "Magni- ficent Obsession." Robert Taylor, who had the masculine lead, also im- pressed, while the supporting cast which included Betty Furness, Charles Butterworth and Ralph Morgan main- tained the high standard of acting.
Ralph Bellamy and Claire Trevor were co-starred in "The Navy Wife," which was shown as the supporting picture.