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                  ABN 37 195 378 179
                    Reg A0020747R
           The aims of CATHS are: to record the
           history of cinemas and theatres, and to
           promote interest in theatre heritage and
           architecture, and other related areas.
                  Frank Van Straten OAM
                    Peter Smith OAM
           President: Gerry Kennedy 0432 434 169
             Vice President: Ross King 9370 9479
            Secretary: Mike Trickett 5278 1986
            Treasurer: Rodney Bendix 9563 2927  NATIONAL:
             Editor/Committee: Kevin Adams
                    0409 946 066
                Committee: Shane Moore         ANTI-DISCRIMINATION: After         WOODVILLE: The $3.3 million
                                          an Equal Opportunities / Human Rights  facelift of the Town Hall (Odeon Star
                                            commission finding, the Government is  Theatre) is complete. The upgrade -
                    Qld. Convenor:
               Steve Maggs 0413 805 320     contributing $500 000 to help install  which included installing a new lift,
                                          technology that will provide both  seats, carpet, air conditioning, fire
           Archivist: Gerry Kennedy 0432 434 169  portable audio equipment and wireless  sprinklers, an emergency warning
                  Events Co-ordinator:      closed caption screens for blind and  system and repairing the memorial
                  Les Auld 9689 2765        deaf people in Australian cinemas. The  clock - was paid for through a Federal
                   Film Buffs Group:
                 Mike Trickett 5278 1986    industry lost an exemption application  Government Grant. Council now plan
                  Publications Sales:       and is now putting in more than    to hire it out for events such as cultural
               James Barrand 0418 520 315   $2 million for the roll-out to be  performances, dinner dances, concerts,
           Membership Secretary: Peter O’Reilly  completed by the end of 2014.  theatre and film screenings.
              PO Box 476 Bentleigh Vic. 3204
                 CinemaRecord Editor:          FILM PROJECTIONISTS: With          ADELAIDE: The Union Hall has
                     Kevin Adams            the advent of digital projection, concern  been added to the National Trust’s
          has been voiced within the industry as  “Heritage at Risk” list for 2010.
                    CATHS website:          at least one major chain said that they
                  will only retain projection staff who are  O'HALLORAN HILL: Southern
                    Postal address:                                            residents are supporting a move to re-
               PO Box 476, Bentleigh 3204.  “multi-skilled” and can do front-of-  open the former Starline Drive-In.
                                          house work. A number of cinemas    Closed since April 1984, the screen is
                                            across the nation have already
           Membership                                                          still standing on the vacant site which
           Annual membership subscription is $45,  dismissed their experienced  forms part of the Hills Face zoning.
           (overseas subscribers $50) and   projectionists.                    Housing is not permitted for the site.
           members receive four copies of                                         ADELAIDE: Utilising the front
           CinemaRecord, notification of events,  SOUTH AUSTRALIA              stalls area of the former
           and copies of the agenda and minutes
           of all meetings. There is no joining fee.   KENSINGTON PARK: Burnside  (Wondergraph/Civic) State Cinema,
           Meetings                         Council’s sale of the single-screen  The Earth Nightclub has sought
           Meetings are held on the last Sunday of  Chelsea Cinema has been halted by the  approval to construct new toilets and an
           February, April, June, August, October &  State Ombudsman whilst an  additional bar area at a cost of $80,000.
           November.                        investigation is underway. The Palace-  GLENELG: The Bay community
           Archive                          Nova group are keen to add the     is rallying behind a last-ditch bid by an
           The Archive is located in the Prahran  heritage cinema to their national chain  Adelaide architecture group to save the
           Mechanics’ Institute, 140 High Street  which would involve the construction  closed Glenelg Cinema Centre
           Prahran, 9510 3393. The Archive will  of additional screens on an adjacent  (former Ozone) from demolition. The
           be open between 9.30am and 12.30pm
           on the Saturday before each meeting  site.                          Adelaide Chapter of the Art Deco and
           (see above), and at other times by  PROSPECT: Concept plans are     Modernism Society has launched a
           appointment with the archivist.  being prepared for a proposed art-deco  campaign to put the 1937 building on
           Publications                     themed complex with retail, food and  the State Heritage List and to get an
           Back issues of CinemaRecord, other  fashion at ground level and a cinema  emergency “stop order” to prevent it
           publications, CDs and videos are  complex partnered with the Palace-  being razed.
           available at meetings. Items are also  Nova group.
           available by mail. Please contact James
           Barrand on 0418 520 315 for details.

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