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Boronia Re-Opens
            The four-screen Metro Boronia
          opened on Thursday 30 June 2005,
          advertising seven titles. The directors of
          Metro Cinemas Boronia Pty Ltd. are
          Jane Tassigiannakis and Tom Schouten.
          Jane has experience in in managing
          distribution and customer service. Tom
          is a member of the Society of
          Australian Cinema Pioneers and was
          manager of the Boronia Cinemas in
          the mid-80s when the complex was part
          of Village Roadshow. Joining Tom is
          his wife Cynthia, who has over ten
          years experience in marketing and
          senior management at Hoyts
          Respect for the Past
            Mr. Geoff Classon, owner of the
          Surrey Hall, home to the first indoor
          films in Surrey Hills (Melb.) held an
          open day on 15 April.             Mirrors are prominent in the foyers at the new Cinema Como, South Yarra.
            Now a clothing factory, the
          Classons welcome visitors who want to
          see the interior (by appointment) or
          who may be prepared to share
            Film shows ceased at the hall when
          the Surrey theatre opened in 1939.
          (Story CR40)

          The Surrey Hall
          Rex Rampant
            The background to bringing the Rex
          Charlton in north-west Victoria into
          community ownership received news
          space that a publicist would kill for.
          Rescuing Dinosaur Rex said the Herald
          Sun in a colour spread (2 July 2005).
            Bendigo’s Advertiser followed suit
          on 16 July. Both stories were sure to
          attract tourists as they passed through.

                      The entrance to the Metro
                  Boronia Cinemas is a small part
                   of a substantial building (right).

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