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                  ABN 37 195 378 179        Plaudits for CinemaRecord 45          There were a few breakdowns
                    Reg A0020747R              Congratulations on your 15th    during the screening, with the manager
                                            Anniversary edition of CinemaRecord -  coming on stage offering apologies and
           The aims of CATHS are: to record the  a really interesting and terrific issue.  darkly hinting at sabotage by some
           history of cinemas and theatres, and to  The colour covers are real winners too,  subversive organization. However the
           promote interest in theatre heritage and                            night was a great success, with the
           architecture, and other related areas.  and I'm sure they'll be treasured for
                                            many years to come by your members.    theatre a very impressive achievement;
           Frank Van Straten OAM  Peter Smith  I particularly enjoyed Chris Long’s  a night still clear in my memory
           Elaine Marriner      Philip Brady  article on Australia’s Movietone News -  Laurie Buckingham, Mordialloc
                     Committee:             so informative and well-researched.   Living on the Premises
           President: Gerry Kennedy 5174 1870  Thanks again for a great issue and I  Regarding the manager’s residence
           Vice President: Peter Wolfenden 9744 2570  wish CinemaRecord every success for  in the Ivanhoe theatre (CR 42): this
           Secretary: Mike Trickett 5278 1986  another 15 years of entertaining  was a rare occurrence in New Zealand
           Treasurer: Barrie Wraith 9435 9785  reading.                        too. The Prince Edward at Woburn,
                         ★                  John Adey                          Lower Hutt (1930-80) was the only
           Archivist: Gerry Kennedy 5174 1870  Editor, Kino Cinema Quarterly  NSW  theatre I know of in this region with a
           Central Victoria Co-ordinator:   A Word From A CATHS Patron         built-in residence, although the
           Fred Page 5444 0428  (Bendigo)                                      possibility was considered for the Bay
           Gippsland Co-ordinator:             The CATHS Saturday Matinee at   Tuller Island.
           Gerry Kennedy 5174 1870  (Traralgon)  the Astor theatre (9 November) was an
           Events Co-ordinator:             event I was very pleased to be     Tony Froude, Paraparaumu Beach (N.Z.)
           Brian Miller 9557 7446           associated with.                   More Female  Projectionists
           Film Buffs Group:
           Mike Trickett 5278 1986             As it turned out, the event coincided  Readings Cinema 8 in Geelong,
           Publications Sales:              with the Federal Election which did  where I work two casual shifts per
           Garry Saunders 9812 7227         nothing to deter the members, friends,  week in the projection room, has Alana
           Membership Secretary: Peter O’Reilly  fans and the general public from  Arbuthnot as our lady projectionist
           See postal address
           CinemaRecord Editor:             attending.                         (Letters CR44).
           Ian Smith                           If this is the sort of excellent   It was my privilege to have been
            response a CATHS-instituted event can  partly responsible for her training in the
           CATHS website:                   muster, then the Society should be  mid 1990s when we both worked for
           Postal address:                  involved in further such events.   the Village 11 in Geelong, and I was
           PO Box 476, Bentleigh 3204.         Congratulations to those members  very pleased to find her working at
                                            who manned the stall, to our wonderful  Readings when I started there in
                                            ice cream sellers in the theatre, to  January of this year. She is extremely
           Annual membership subscription is $35,  everyone involved and to Ron Lowe for  capable and is, to put it mildly, a
                                            his planning and vision.           human whirlwind.
           (overseas subscribers $45) and
           members receive four copies of      It’s this sort of event that helps  Alana gave birth to her second
           CinemaRecord, notification of events,  spread the word about CATHS, and the  child, a baby boy in late August. I
           and copies of the agenda and minutes  people who year-in, year-out make it all  know she would like to come back to
           of all meetings. There is no joining fee.   happen.                 work, but looking after two toddlers
           Meetings                         Peter Smith OAM, Melbourne         might delay that decision.
           Meetings are held on the last Sunday of                             Dick Twentyman, Geelong
           February, April, June, August, October &  Matinee Stirs Memories    Launceston Memories
           November.                           Your show at the Astor was
           Archive                          excellent. I was amazed by the huge   Postcards from Tasmania (CR 44)
           The Archive is located in the Prahran  audience. It revived memories for me.  set me thinking about the fate of some
           Mechanics’ Institute, 140 High Street  As a teenager I attended the  other theatres. One building, which
           Prahran, 9510 3393. The Archive will  opening night at the Astor. They  from memory still stands in the
           be open between 9.30am and 12.30pm  screened The Trail of the Lonesome  Launceston suburb of Invermay is the
           on the Saturday before each meeting  Pine, the first outdoor feature in  Star. It had the distinction of being the
           (see above), and at other times by  Technicolor. I sat in the balcony behind  only suburban theatre in Launceston.
           appointment with the archivist.  a man smoking a cigar for most of the  When last I visited it was a St
           Publications                     night, so my view of the movie was  Vincent de Paul second-hand clothing
           Back issues of CinemaRecord, other  somewhat hazy. (The No Smoking laws  store.
           publications, CDs and videos are
                                            arrived later.)
           available at meetings. Items are also
           available by mail. Please contact Garry
           Saunders on 9812 7227 for details.

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