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Steve Walsh as CATHS members
                                                                                  remember him: proud of his theatre
                                                                                  and happy to show it off.

          The Paramount Wellington, venue for New Zealand's first sound film Street Angel with  OBITUARY: STEVE WALSH
          Janet Gaynor, 8 March 1929. Image: Tony Froude.                           The sudden death of Steve
                                                                                  Walsh saddened all who knew
             Australian Multiplex Cinemas                                         him. As co-owner of the Rex
          Entertainment Complex Frankston on REEL DEALS                           Cinema Charlton and a CATHS
          opened their new Bayside
                                                                                  member Steve will be
          2 December 2004. All cinemas have                                       remembered for his enthusiasm
          Kinoton Projectors and platters, Dolby   KEEPING FILM                   for film, his showmanship and his
          Digital CP650 sound processors. The                                     generosity as a host for film
          installation was performed by       COLLECTORS IN TOUCH                 weekends.
          Entertainment Services. Penninsula                                        Steve collapsed a few hours
          Cinemas Frankston (the former Village                                   after running a picture show at the
          One  and Two) continue to operate.          MIKE TRICKETT               Rex, which he owned in
             Village Cranbourne have dropped          25 Fairlie Street           partnership with Dennis Davis. He
          ticket prices to $8.50 in an effort to  North Geelong Vic. 3216         died a few days later in a
          retain patrons in the face of the       Phone: AH 03 5278 1986          Melbourne hospital.
          competition from Frankston Bayside
                                                     Fax: 03 5278 3545              Steve and Dennis were long-
          and Village Karingal Hub in 2005.                                       time partners who, through highs
             New Gold Class cinemas in Albury                                     and lows, operated a number of
          are operating very successfully.                                        cinemas in NSW prior to
             Moonlight Cinema will not                                            purchasing the Rex, which they
          operate the Queen Victoria Market        CATHS membership               enhanced by salvaging decorative
          Summer Drive-in this year after losing   cards are now being            elements from other theatres.
          money in the venture last year.                                           The CATHS annual weekend
                                                       produced by
             The Cameo Belgrave (four internal                                    at the Rex was a favourite in the
          screens and a fifth soon to open) now    Security                       club calendar. Dennis operated as
          includes an outdoor cinema. Located                                     the front-of-house man, while
          behind the main building on a natural                                   Steve prided himself with perfect
          grass slope in a garden setting, Cameo    Plastics                      presentation, so obvious to all
          Outdoor opened on 22 December                                           who made the trip to Charlton. He
          2004. The sound system is a first in   For high quality cards for       was the technical man, operating
          Australia; infra-red Dolby digital   your clubs or society contact      the projectors and seeing to the
          headphones. Deckchair seating is                                        maintenance of technical
          provided for 100 patrons, with space       Mike Hayes on                equipment in the theatre.
          for bring-your-own seats.                 (03) 9587 3133.                 Vale Steve Walsh; we will all
          Reporting by: Mel Elliott, Cameron        Special prices for            miss your welcoming smile,
                                                                                  hospitality and showmanship.
          Hall, Brian Hunt, Don Kennedy, Tony       CATHS members.
          Froude and David Kilderry                                               Peter Wolfenden

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