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From the Editor....

                                                    The reason for the size and scope of this issue should be obvious from the
                                                 cover. A coming of age requires something special, and the stories selected for it
                                                 show the range of skills and interests within CATHS.
                                                    This is my last issue as editor. I was privileged to have been entrusted with the
                                                 role, grew into it, and was able to work with knowledgeable and enthusiastic
                                                 writers. I came to it with specific interests, and leave it with my understanding of
                                                 the cinema and theatre world broadened ten -fold.
                                                    A special thanks is due to Bill Kerr, our layout artist. The magazine always
                                                 looks good, and that is all Bill’s work.
           The official journal of the Cinema And
               Theatre Historical Society Inc.      The other good news is that the new editor is Kevin Adams who was in the
                        Australia                chair before me. Kevin is a former journalist and a working projectionist.
           ISSN 1443-3664 • Published quarterly  ‘Embedded’in the industry, he will bring new perspectives to the magazine.
                                                    - Ian Smith
                    Editor: Ian Smith
                 CinemaRecord Artwork:
             Bill Kerr, Optimum Design 9347 6969        NOW SHOWING!
              The main aim of CATHS and this
           publication is to accurately document and  4  Letters and Newsreel
           create an archive of the history of
           cinemas and theatres.                 9    A Cygnet Swan Song - Peter Jackson
              Input in the form of articles,          A memorial film night for a loyal projectionist.
           constructive criticism, and substantiated
                                                 10   CATHS 20th Anniversary - Gerry Kennedy
           dispute of printed matter is welcome, and
                                                      A review of a major milestone.
           necessary to enable us to reach our
           objective.                            12   In Pusuit of Perfection
              Opinions expressed are those of the     Part Two: John Sumner Theatre
           Editor or contributors, and unless         Melbourne Theatre Company's new home.
           expressly stated so, are not necessarily
           those of the Cinema And Theatre       14   Projector Pioneers of South Australia - Peter Wolfenden
                                                      Part Two: William Benbow: The pupil matches the master
           Historical Society Inc.
              Articles printed in CinemaRecord   20   Regent Theatre Albury
           should not be reproduced without the       -  Albury's Mighty Regent - Les Tod
           permission of the author or the editor.    -  Change Comes To the Regent Albury - John Stevens
              All photos are from the collection of
                                                 30   Commedia dell’arte - Cameron Hall
           the person or organisation stated. Every
           effort has been made to trace the          The origins of zany comedy.
           ownership of copyright. In the event of  33  Merino - A Town With A Difference - John Fitzsimons
           any questions arising as to the use of any  Innovation at the pub.
           material, the author and publisher will be
           happy to make the necessary corrections  34  Prince Edward, Woburn (NZ) - Tony Froude
           in future printings.                       An ‘almost atmospheric’ suburban cinema.
              Contributions and suggestions for
                                                 36   Resurrect Your Local Cinema - Barrie Wraith
           CinemaRecord are most welcome. Please
           contact the Editor if you are planning     Digital tricks improve happy memories
           to write an article for the magazine.  37  The Way We Were
           We may be able to assist you with          Plenty of noise for The Big Noise.
           information, contacts, etc and it will help
           us with forward planning.             38   CATHS Brisbane Celebrates - Steve Maggs and Mike Gillies
                           ★                          A birthday visit to the Regent Brisbane.
                    Contact: Ian Smith
               Telephone: 5443 0692 (1-9pm)
                                                   Images in this publication are from CATHS Archive unless credited to another source.
                Postal Address: PO Box 476,
                  Bentleigh, Victoria, 3204      Cover: A much-loved interior: the Regent Albury     Norm Smallpage

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