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Hoyts Fremantle – Oriana Theatre

  Hoyts Fremantle- Oriana Theatre. The Theatre opened on August 4th in 1938 with the picture ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs”.                                     In 1949 the Auditorium was remodelled.                                                   Cinemascope was installed in…

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The Good Old Days of Cinema

AMMPT Good Old Days

In the Good Old Days of Cinema and how different the world was back then, for many in the audience would have been there from the era of the hand cranked silent projector, most likely using limelight, in a tent or small hall. People born before the turn of the century, who also experienced the first primitive aircraft with joyrides by pioneers in the field, in a cloth covered biplane. It was not long after…

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Celebrate the best of Astor: 1982-2015

Astor Theatre Melbourne

It is with heavy hearts that we make this announcement. In early 2015 the Astor Theatre in Melbourne as you know it will close its doors. By way of explanation we should clarify the distinct difference and separation between the landlord of the building we lease, Ralamar Nominees Pty Ltd, and the business that you know as The Astor Theatre, our tenancy that, since 1982, created and operates the business within the landlord’s building. The…

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50th Anniversary Of Busselton Drive in Theatre

What: A special screening of Australian films and display of south-west cinema memorabilia to mark 50 years of the Busselton Drive in. Where: The event will be held at the Busselton Drive-in cinema. When: Friday December 3rd, 7.45 pm. Gates open at 6.00 pm A special event is being planned to commemorate the legacy of the southwest’s pioneering traveling picture show man Allan Jones and of 50 years of continuous operation of the States only…

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