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The Gold Class Lounge is described  SOUTH AUSTRALIA                Metro Site Becomes Apartments
          as ‘a melding of theatre, art and style,’  GU Hindley Street Closes     UniLodge @Metro Adelaide, on the
          a design never before seen in Australia.                             site of the former Metro Hindley Street
                                               Greater Union City Cinemas
          Readings Open At Dandenong        Hindley Street showed its last films on  will soon be home to 430 students. The
            The former Village complex, which  Saturday 16 September. The Edge  new building will comprise 300 one
          some predicted would stay shuttered,  Church International held their first  and two bedroom apartments. It is near
          re-opened in August as a six-screen  service in Cinema 5 on Sunday 7  two university campuses, an ideal
          complex under the Readings banner.   September. GU opened the five -screen  location for ideally student
                                            complex in 1991.                   accommodation.
          Palace Moves To Digital 3-D
            Palace Cinemas equipped one
          cinema with Dolby 3-D digital
          equipment at both Balwyn and Dendy
          Brighton. Palace will charge a $2
          premium for 3-D screenings.
            Four Village cinemas (Jam
          Factory, Southland, Sunshine and
          Knox) and two Hoyts (Northland and
          Chadstone) also have digital 3-D. All
          charge a premium.
          Shepparton Cinemas Upgrade
            Village 4 at Shepparton has
          installed newer projection equipment,
          new carpets, and seating, and upgraded
          to Dolby Digital sound.
            Larger seats for Cinema 1 and
          Cinema 2 reduced seating to 134 and
          286 respectively.
            Kinoton FP30 projectors ex former
          Village Dandenong replaced Bauer
          U3s. The projectors were also changed
          in Cinemas 3 and 4 and digital sound
          was installed in Cinemas 1, 3 and 4.
          Mansfield Push For New Cinema
            The former Mansfield Cinema is
          gone, replaced by a Foodland
          supermarket, but the idea of a
          community cinema has taken hold.
          Work to convert a disused squash court
          is imminent.
          Rex Cinema Joins In Railway
            Wycheproof is a town where the
          railway line runs up Broadway, the
          main street. Steaming Up Broadway
          was three days of celebrations 10-12
          October, including a steam train
          journey from Melbourne to mark the
          125th anniversary of the railway.
            The celebration was combined with
          the 70th anniversary of the Rex at
          Charlton, the next town south. The
          cinema screened vintage films, hosted a
          fancy dress ball and entertained with
          ‘Jazz at the Rex’.

                                            Palace consolidation. With GU gone, Palace’s two-screen Nova
                                            (top) is the only cinema on Rundle/Hindley Street.
                                            Centre: Map opposite the Nova shows the new entrance (above)
                                            to the enlarged Palace East End Cinemas.

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