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From the Editor....

                                                   his Holiday-Season edition of CinemaRecord brings you yet
                                               Tanother bumper issue bulging at the seams with lots of great
                                                photos and interesting reading — all wrapped up in a colour
                                                  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people
                                                who work behind the scenes to make the magazine possible. So
                                                many people contribute in so may different ways — not only in writing, researching or
                                                providing photos etc., but also help with typing, proof reading and digitally formatting
                                                my layouts for the printer. My thanks also for the patience, understanding and support of
                                                my partner, employer and work colleagues who gracefully tolerate my quarterly focus on
           The official journal of the Cinema And  getting this job done.
               Theatre Historical Society Inc.    I do hope that you will gain much enjoyment in reading this edition and extend to you all
                        Australia               my sincere Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for the year ahead. —  Kevin Adams (Editor)

           ISSN 1443-3664 • Published quarterly

                   Editor: Kevin Adams

                 CinemaRecord Artwork:                                             The worst part was having to wait
            Bill Kerr, Optimum Design 9347 6969                                 until the film was over to direct the
                                                                               cars out the exit before heading home
                                                  tuart Finn was the manager of the  on the bike, often about midnight.
              The main aim of CATHS and this
                                               Snewly established Rowville      Riding in winter down into the dip in
           publication is to accurately document and
                                               Drive-In Theatre (CR67) that was  Stud Road across the creek valley was
           create an archive of the history of  partly owned by his father Jack.   "as cold as a witch’s kiss".
           cinemas and theatres.
                                                  Michael Aston played cricket on         Michael and Moya Aston.
              Input in the form of articles,   the Stuart Finn’s residential paddock,  ay I congratulate the executive
           constructive criticism, and substantiated
                                               and at about age 20, Michael had made Mof CATHS for making credit
           dispute of printed matter is welcome, and  up his mind to go overseas for 12  card facilities available to renew
           necessary to enable us to reach our  months in the following year (1957),  membership. This will be much
           objective.                          so he was keen to put away as much  appreciated by overseas members.
              Opinions expressed are those of the  money as possible towards his trip.
                                                                                   In New Zealand banks charge $25
           Editor or contributors, and unless     Through Stuart he was found a job  for a bank cheque or draft. Purchasing
           expressly stated so, are not necessarily  at the Drive-In, directing the cars and  Australian currency is cheaper
           those of the Cinema And Theatre     cleaning windscreens. The cars   (depending on the exchange rate) but
           Historical Society Inc.             entered in two lanes and Mike had to  sending it by mail can be hazardous.
              Articles printed in CinemaRecord  quickly clean the windscreens of each  A simple credit card payment is
           should not be reproduced without the  car in his lane. This was a pretty tiring  the answer — easy and safe.
           permission of the author or the editor.  job on busy nights when he’d have to
                                               wash and wipe over 100 windscreens.   I’m sure this payment option will
              All photos are from the collection of                             help CATHS in its recruitment of new
           the person or organisation stated. Every  Mike was working in the city at  members.
           effort has been made to trace the   the time so after arriving home in
                                               Dandenong by train, he'd snatch a   My thanks to the management
           ownership of copyright. In the event of                              committee.
                                               quick meal then pedal his bike to
           any questions arising as to the use of any
                                               Rowville.                        Kind Regards - David Lascelles (NZ).
           material, the author and publisher will be
           happy to make the necessary corrections
           in future printings.                         Cover: Ozone Theatre, Marryatville (SA). Courtesy of Brian Pearson.
              Contributions and suggestions for
           CinemaRecord are most welcome. Please
                                                       The Cinema And Theatre Historical Society Inc.  is proud to have
           contact the Editor if you are planning
                                                    The Sun Theatre Yarraville as our major sponsor. Many thanks to member
           to write an article for the magazine.   Mr Michael Smith, the owner of the Sun Theatre, for providing the venue for
           We may be able to assist you with                        CATHS meetings and events.
           information, contacts, etc and it will help
                                                      For program and venue hire inquiries, contact Theatre Manager Ms Kris Jannson
           us with forward planning.                     on Tel: 9362 0999 Fax: 9362 0338   Website:

                  Contact: Kevin Adams
                 Telephone: 0409 946 066
                Postal Address: PO Box 476,
                  Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204                                         8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville 3013

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