At the end of WWII Sydneysiders spent a great deal of their spare time going to the movies. Almost every suburb had at least one, two or even more picture theatres. In total, at that time, there were 145 suburban theatres in the Sydney Metropolitan area.
With the coming of licensed clubs and television, the motion picture industry suffered greatly with more than fifty percent of cinemas closing in the space of 5 years.
You are invited to join us at our museum on Saturday, 1st September at 2:00 p.m. sharp to find out more about this subject. Our speaker, Ian Hanson, was the founder of the Australian Cinema and Theatre Society in 1982. The society produced the quarterly journal called “Kino”, which was in print for 32 years. Ian has been active in conservation issues related to cinemas for nearly forty years. He recently apeared in the Foxtel documentary “Saturday Night at the Movies” and is also writing a book on the City Cinemas of Sydney City.
Following the talk you are invited to stay for some light refreshments. These talks are open to everyone. Admission is free but donations are always welcome.
See Poster under “Guest Speakers” in side column for full details. Please feel free to forward it on to anyone you think might be interested.