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Central Victoria News
          Trams On Screen and Rails
             It was FULL HOUSE at the Crest
          Bendigo for the Saturday 5 April
          matinee on Bendigo, Melbourne and
          New Zealand tramway systems. Next
          day the over-nighters boarded a Birney
          car for a trip that included a tour of the
          depot and the expanded workshops.
          The complex is now home to trams
          from Hobart, Melbourne (including
          examples from the former Victorian
          Railways system) and from Brisbane.
          Rex Charlton Visit 24-25 May
             In what is becoming an annual
          event, 27 CATHS-V members and
          partners made their third visit to the
          Rex Cinema Charlton.
                                            On the restored Birney car: Clockwise from left; Henry and Mary Jamieson, Maureen
             The Rex is a good example of a
                                            Barrand, Wayne Brown, Kevin Walsh, Ken Bennett, John Bennett and Peter Dwyer.
          1937 Art Deco country cinema. The
                                            Photograph by Alan Windley.
          restoration and décor improvements
          build on the work of the former owners
          and are a credit to Dennis David and
          Stephen Walsh, a management team
          with years of cinema experience.
             Following the regular Saturday
          night show, at which we had the best
          seats in the circle, our party was treated
          to a selection of well chosen shorts
          followed by a scrumptious ‘country
          supper’ laid out in the stalls.
             Many thanks to the owner/operators
          Dennis and Stephen for another
          memorable evening.
             More photos of A Night at the Rex
          are on pages 30-31.

                                            Above and below: The Rex Charlton. Photos by Jim Barrand.

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