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Newsreel                                                               by Martin & Bannister

             Village Millennium VIP Pass
             Village Cinemas are offering a Millenium YIP Pass- available for $2000. Billed as a 'once in a lifetime opportunity', the
             Pass will  allow the holder to:  Unlimited movies - with a pa1tner - throughout the year 2000 at any Village Cinema or
             Cinema Europa.

             Gold Class Cinemas at Village Geelong
             Village have opened two Gold Class Cinemas at its Geelong 11  Multiplex. Two of rhe smaller cinemas. Cinemas 2 and 3,
             have been refitted as Gold Class cinemas with larger screens, digital sound and recliner seats. There is also an adjoining
             lounge with bar and kitchen  facilities.

             Rivoli Opening Delay
             The planned December re-opening of the new extended Rivoli multiplex, may still happen before Christmas. Village are
             building an additional six screens, and lhe 8 cinema complex is of an  Art Deco design.

             If the finished facade looks as half as good as the architects drawings it will be a stunner. It will be even better than it was,
             with all  the 1960's stuff removed for a true Art Deco feel  and look.

             Coburg Drive-In
             Things  happening at  the  moment.  with  new  asphalt  roadways.  new  sign.  adve11isments  for cinemas.  etc.  Still  double
             features  for $1 I and kids under I 2 are free. Too good to be true!

             Shepparton Drive-In
             Looks  likely  to continue in  the warmer months. The subdivision  that was  going 10 cause the drive-in to close was not
             granted  planning permission.

             Columbia Pictures 75th Anniversary at The Astor
             The next Astor Calendar- which runs from December 19.  1999, ro April  I. 2000- features the following highlights: The
             Astor Theatre salutes Columbia Pictures 75th Anniversary with exclusive Melbourne screenings of some of the studio'<;
             greatest films  - from  the dawn of the sound era and the famous "Screen Gems" to the 70MM '>pectacular Lawrence of
             We  have selected  the "best of the best'' - Crime and Punishment, Anatomy of a  Murder.  Five  Easy Piece!>.  Fail Safe.
             Human Desire. The Big Heat, On The Waterfront. The Collector, Curse of the Demon and Pal Joey.
             All the prints are brand new and  many of them have been lovingly and painstakingly restored  from  faded and damaged
             originals. Most of the screenings are on  Sunday afternoons and evenings. The exception  is David  Lean's  Lawrence of
             Arabia which will  be shown for an eight-day season (from Sunday. March 5 to Sunday. March  12).

             There will also be an  I l -day season from Sunday. January 2 to Wednesday. January  12, of a delightful, Audrey Hepburn
             double - Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's - featuring brand-new. 35mm  prints.

             The final  season  for the  new calendar features  a  brand-new  print of the classic. Casablanca,  which  will  screen  from
             Sunday. March  19 to Saturday. April  I.

             Cinema Under The Stars at Eyton
             The Eyton on YaJTa  Winery is running the Eyton Summer Music and Cinema series until March 2000. Program enquir-
             ies:  1800 622 726 or 03-5962-21 l 9 (no booking fee). All screenings commence at 9.l5pm. Ticket price: $ 12: Concession
             $9; Children $7 (under  15); Family $30. The next screening will  be on  18th December, featuring Two Hands. Eyton on
             Yarra Winery is located at the corner of Maroondah Highway and Hill Road, Coldstream. Mel ways Ref: 277 D9

             New Nova Screen
             The Nova Cinema in Carlton  bas recently added a new screen. Opened on Monday night 29th November. the new  I I 3
             seat cinema- Cinema 8- is the first of three additional screens to open at the complex over the next few weeks (Cinemas
             6 and 7 will  follow).

             Regent Yarram
             Reverting to  weekly operation over the Christmas holiday period. The Wellington  Shire Council  has just advertised  a
             position for a full  time manager to operate this newly restored venue (the only real picture palace left in  Gippsland.

             Carlton Moviehouse
             Several interested in it but nothing serious to report
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