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THEATRE HISTORIES                                                   by Members and Friends

             40.   Kyabram Plaza Theatre                        M.  Purden & K. Simmonds
            41.   Radio Cinema Barcaldine Qld                   John Polianakis

            42.   Oakleigh  Drive-In                            David  Kilderry
            43.   Tatty Theatre Seymour                        Alan  Windley

            44.   Brisbane Retrospective Qld                    lan Hansen
            45.   Melton  Cinemas                               Gerry Kennedy

            VICTORIAN NEWS                                                                    by Bannister

            Belgrave         Original Cameo looks like being demolished. Two cinemas to be built on the site.
             Boronia          Fourth screen added to Century Cinema.
            Burwood          25 screen Burwood Community Cinema Centre to be built on corner of Burwood Hwy and
                              Middleborough Road, on the RSPCA and Nubrik site.
            Coburg           Third screen added to drive-in. Opened in December 1995.
             East Malvern    Waverley reopened 31/12/95 as ABC Royal Theatre, a functions centre.
             Fountain Gate   Village proposal for an 8-10 cinema complex.
            Geelong          Original 1913 facade brightly restored. Twin is now an 11-plex. Opened on 14/12/95.
            Greensborough    Hoyts 8 opened on 7/12/95.
            Melbourne        State/Forum recently used for the Montsalvat Jazz Festival.
            Melbourne        There is now a rumour that the Casino or Carlton Gardens Museum will house an  I MAX.
            Melbourne        Lumiere now a twin.
            Melton           Third screen added 7/12/95.
            Mornington       Third screen added to cinema. in first week of January.
            Richmond         National Theatre sold for $1.35 million. To be converted to 3 shops and first floor offices.
            Sorrento         Athenaeum reopened, refurbished and modernised, a week before Christmas 1995.
            South Yarra      Village opened Jam Factory 8 on 22/11/95.
            Wangaratta       Cinema Centre triple opened in  December 1995.
            Wangaratta       Drive-in is still operating in January 1996, despite prior rumours of closure.
            Werribee         Village 10 opened in December 1995.
            Wodonga          Plans for Wodonga $10 million Shopping Plaza includes 5 cinemas with  1200 seats total.
            Yarraville       Sun restoration well under way. Upstairs a Cinema, downstairs a workshop & showroom.

            Hoyts currently owns 122 screens around Australia, 83 of them in multiplexes at 11 locations,  and  hopes  to
            build another 10 - 15 multiplexes in Australia over the next 3 - 4 years. Hoyts already owns 583 cinemas in USA
            and 45 in New Zealand, and intends to expand into Mexico, Asia and South America. Plans are to increase the
            number of screens in its Australia and overseas to 1500 by 1999.

            COMING EVENTS

            February 18th          Inspection of Rivoli and Waverley cinemas.
            February 25th          Regular meeting with guest speaker.
            March 20th & 21st      Movie at the "Roxy" on Wednesday 20th March and Thursday 21st March.
            April 28th             Regular meeting and super 8 films by Graham Smythe.
            May                    Day trip to Mornington Peninsula venues.
            June 23rd              Regular meeting and more Alan Windley films of theatres.
            July                   Movies and "Swapmeet".
            August 25th            Regular meeting and archives display.
            September              Weekend convention at Charlton and St. Arnaud.
            October 27th           Regular meeting and movies shown by Stan Gunn.
            November               Visit to Rod's Pascoe Vale "Regent" theatrette.
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