Cameo Cinema

Quick Facts

MMD Constructions

ITN Architects

TD & C


No. of Panels:

Belgrave VIC


In the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, within a whistle of Puffing Billy tourist railway, is the Cameo Cinema, an icon of Melbourne’s independent movie house scene.

Opened in 1935, the Cameo has evolved into an eight screen multiplex. ITN Architects was given the task of adding two new cinemas to the rear, as well as a bar and deck overlooking an outdoor cinema.

The designers chose Austral Precast concrete panels for their economy, low maintenance and excellent acoustic properties.

Cameo Cinema

The Cameo name is cast in large capital letters into the external panels which have a timber-like finish.

Difficult site access deterred a number of precast companies, but Austral Precast was able to crane the panels in from the side and assemble the main structure in just one day.

A precast wall between the new cinemas is clad on one side with studwork and plasterboard to ensure action thrillers don’t intrude on romcoms.

Cameo Cinema

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