The Forum Theater opened the same year as the Regent - 1929. But whereas the Regent is a rather classic style theater, the Forum is architecturally an oddball. You cannot but notice it as you pass down Flinders Street. And the inside is equally unusual and ornate. These days it does not attempt to compete with the many old theaters in the city area. Instead, the main, downstairs area is cabaret in style, though seating some 800 odd - a big cabaret!