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            Going to the cinema is quile a different experience from watching the same film on TV. Apart from the size and
            clarity of the p1cture on the screen, sharing a film with the other members of the audience can be a major part
            of the enjoyment.  A comedy seems much funnier when a group of people are laughing together:  a thriller
            becomes more lhrllhog;  a  horror film seems safer because the audience can give each other a sense of

            Ever since  the earty days of cinema-going, the sate of food and drink has always been important.  Many people
            expect to eat when they go to see a film, whether they are huogry or not.  In fact, cinemas depend more on
            profits from the sale of sweets. hot dogs, ice creams. popcorn and drinks than they do on the sale of admission

            Showing the Film - Above and behind the audience, the  film is prepared and shown by fhe projeolionist
            When a 35-mm feature film arrives at a cinema it is in five or six separate cans.  Each can contains 2000 feel
            (61 0 m) of rttm. which will give twenty minutes of screen lime. If a film is going to be shown in the same cinema
            tor at least a week, then the projectionist will normally stick all  the different reels together, end to end, and
            transfer the whole film onto one enormous spool.  This way only one projector is needed and the film won't
            require much attention while Ws runniog.

            If a cinema Is going to show the film only once or twice, the projectionist keeps the reels separate, and uses two
            projectors to keep the film goiog without a break  So that he or she knows when to get the second projector
            started, a small black dot is pfinted in the top right-hand comer of the film near to the end of the reel.  The black
            dol appears on the screen for four frames; that is, one sixth of a second  If the projectionls1 didn't notice the
            dot, there would be a break in action between one reel and the next.  Audiences would complain, as it would
            ruin their concentration and so spoil their enjoyment.

            Another common source of annoyance can be the quality of the pfint  Film gets damaged very easily, and
            most colour film except Technicolor fades with age.  Even when handled carefully,  film gets battered and
            strained by projection.  One fault on a projector can scratch every pfint that runs through il Good projectionists
            do what they can to clean up and mend the prints they show.  but scratches just won't go away, and missing
            frames can't be replaced.

                                                     ENTERTAINTNG MELBOURNE FOR ALMOST 70 YEARS
                  On your next visit to inner Melbourne's oldest cinema appreciate our old
                  fixtures and recent improvements. Full 4 channel Stereo Sound (with S.R.),
                  Best Value tickets of any City Cinema. Boysenberry choc-tops,
                  Balcony &  stall seating. plush seats, gourmet coffee (usually strong), ornate
                  plasterwork, fresh squeezed orange juice, woodcarved chandeliers, vanilla
                  choc-tops with nuts, $6.00 Mondays, herbal tea's, Cherubs, Friendly staff
                  capable of in-depth liaison, fantales, illuminated proscenium arch. We are a
                  totally independent cinema and the films we choose to screen are some of
                  the most diverse and entertaining of current films available in Melbourne.
                  For programme advise, check our adverts in "The Age·, "Herald Sun" or ring
                  cinema for details.
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