Albert Park apartment in former theatre setting the stage for new life on the beach

3/110 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, is for sale.

An apartment in Albert Park’s landmark St Louis complex is for sale, and it is like something out of a movie theatre, that is.

The site was operated as a popular open air cinema in the early 1900s.

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A delightful spot for a morning coffee.

The open-plan living space makes entertaining easy.

A functional kitchen.

The light and bright lounge area.

An original facade frames the property’s entrance, which was also known as The Strand or Beach Theatre.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom abode with a balcony and courtyard sits at the back of the now-developed site and has a $1.15m-$1.25m asking price.

A newspaper excerpt from 1910 states the property once showed a “fine selection of moving pictures”.

“On certain evenings, so greatly appreciated are these films, it is impossible to obtain a seat,” the clipping reads.

It was then used as a garage before being transformed into a block of 10 apartments in the year 2000.

The apartment has two bedrooms.

One of two bathrooms.

The complex also has a pool.

The cute courtyard.

Cayzer Real Estate Albert Park agent Charlotte Broussard said the property was “spacious and really unique”.

“There’s a little balcony facing towards the pool that’s elevated on the first floor,” Ms Broussard said.

“And on the right you have a courtyard. It’s a very special property.”

Ms Broussard said the 98sq m abode had already attracted interest from buyers looking for a secure base in the affluent suburb.

The property will go to auction on June 18.

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