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           The official journal of the Cinema And
               Theatre Historical Society Inc.
           ISSN 1443-3664 • Published quarterly
                    Editor: Ian Smith
                 CinemaRecord Artwork:
             Bill Kerr, Optimum Design 9419 4144
              The main aim of CATHS and this
           publication is to accurately document and
           create an archive of the history of
                                                 The Majestic Christchurch building (above), a frontage of commercial and office
           cinemas and theatres.
                                                 accommodation is basically unchanged from the days when the interior was a
              Input in the form of articles,     theatre. Today, the auditorium is a church, its modest entrance obscured here by
           constructive criticism, and substantiated  parked cars, but its origins remain unmistakable. Photo Bryan Ellis.
           dispute of printed matter is welcome, and
                                                 Front cover: The elegant sweep of the single staircase of the inner foyer.
           necessary to enable us to reach our
                                                 Cover picture: Ross King.
              Opinions expressed are those of the
           Editor or contributors, and unless           NOW SHOWING!
           expressly stated so, are not necessarily
           those of the Cinema And Theatre
           Historical Society Inc.
              Articles printed in CinemaRecord
                                                 4    Letters and Newsreel
           should not be reproduced without the
           permission of the author or the editor.  8  Vale Erwin Rado Theatre - Ross King
              All photos are from the collection of   Goodbye to an important Fitzroy Venue
           the person or organisation stated. Every
                                                 10   Lives of a Brisbane Film Runner - Harry Leech
           effort has been made to trace the          A river crossing becomes a logistical nightmare
           ownership of copyright. In the event of
           any questions arising as to the use of any  12  In The Wrong Groove - Bert Harris
           material, the author and publisher will be  A mishap between sound and image
           happy to make the necessary corrections
                                                 14   The Majestic Christchurch - David Lascelles
           in future printings.
                                                      A grand lady gets a new life
              Contributions and suggestions for
           CinemaRecord are most welcome. Please  20  The Producer’s Representative - Peter Broome
           contact the Editor if you are planning     A little-known aspect of film distribution
           to write an article for the magazine.
           We may be able to assist you with     22   The Magic Box - Tim Armstrong
           information, contacts, etc and it will help  A short history of Australasian inventiveness
           us with forward planning.             29 Hollywood Underground - Harold Aspinall
                           ★                          Homage at the Hollywood and Vine platform
                    Contact: Ian Smith
                                                 30  Keen Eyes Save Film History
               Telephone: 5443 0692 (1-9pm)
                                                      A rescue from the tip
                Postal Address: PO Box 476,
                  Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204
                                                   Images in this publication are from CATHS Archive unless credited to another source.

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