Page 3 - RD_2015_12
P. 3

CINEMA AND                   From the Editor....
                                                    CATHS has dropped ‘Victoria’ from the title to reflect the national, in fact
                        C A  T  H S              Australasian scope of the membership. As part of this change the Society also
                                                 updated the Articles of Association to ensure compliance with current rules for
                HISTORICAL                SOCIETY  incorporation. The change is an opportunity to remind interstate members that
                                                 CinemaRecord welcomes their histories and stories about favourite theatres.
                                                    In ‘Theatre Images’ Brian Miller looks at the once popular use of slogans to set
                                                 the tone for a theatre. CinemaRecord also has a slogan written in invisible ink – ‘If
                                                 it’s in the Record it must be right.’ Its invisible because mistakes are inevitable, but
                                                 the Letters column is the way to set the record straight.
           The official journal of the Cinema And
                                                    Ivanhoe Theatre by Gary Ross and Tim Armstrong is an affectionate look at
                Theatre Historical Society.
           ISSN 1443-3664 • Published quarterly  the theatre that introduced high-stadium seating to Victoria and it probably
                            ★                    influenced the layout of Hoyts Glenhuntly. There is no record of later work in
                                                 Victoria by the two architects, so although the Ivanhoe interior was unusual for
                      Editor: Ian Smith
                            ★                    Melbourne, it was reminiscent of some of their regional work in N.S.W.
                                                    Every generation sees things differently, the reason why there is a case to
                  CinemaRecord Artwork:
                                                 periodically re-assess even icon theatres. The extensive Archive collection of
              Bill Kerr, Optimum Design 9419 4144
                                                 photos of the State provided an opportunity to re-visit this marvel on Flinders
                                                 Street and ponder its meaning today.
              The main aim of CATHS and this
                                                    The President, Secretary and your CATHS committee wish you all the best for
           publication is to accurately document and
           create an archive of the history of   Christmas and the festive season. We hope that you enjoy the additional reading in
           cinemas and theatres in Victoria.     this bonus issue. – Ian Smith
              Input in the form of articles,
           constructive criticism, and substantiated
           dispute of printed matter is welcome, and    NOW SHOWING!
           necessary to enable us to reach our
              Opinions expressed are those of the
           Editor or contributors, and unless    4    Letters
           expressly stated so, are not necessarily
           those of the Cinema And Theatre       5    Newsreel
           Historical Society.
                                                 6    CATHS visits Andersons Cinemas  - Brian Miller
              Articles printed in CinemaRecord
           should not be reproduced without the  8    Red Roses Tonight (Conclusion) - Guy Morgan
           permission of the author or the editor.
              All photos are from the collection of  12  Rose Coloured Lenses - Peter Williams
           the person or organisation stated. Every
                                                 13   Theatre Images - Brian Miller
           effort has been made to trace the
           ownership of copyright. In the event of
                                                 14   Ivanhoe Theatre - Gary Ross and Tim Armstrong
           any questions arising as to the use of any
           material, the author and publisher will be  20  Memories of the Kings - Fred Page
           happy to make the necessary corrections
           in future printings.                  24   A Salute to the State -
              Contributions and suggestions for
                                                      - Palace of Dreams Frank van Straten
           CinemaRecord are most welcome. Please
           contact the Editor if you are planning     - Facts about the State
           to write an article for the magazine.
           We may be able to assist you with          - Matters of State
           information, contacts, etc and it will help  - The State photo album
           us with forward planning.
                     Contact: Ian Smith
               Telephone: 5443 0692 (1-9pm)        Images in this publication are from CATHS-V Archive unless credited to another source.
                Postal Address: PO Box 476,      Front Cover: The pristine State. The feature was Greta Garbo in The Mysterious
                  Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204      Lady, the fourth film in, commencing 16 March 1929. The array of spotlights along
                                                 the verandah shows the extravagance of the lighting display in the first years.

                                                                                       CINEMARECORD 2003     3
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8