The dates for the Victorian Branch activities for 2018 will be as follows: 1. Wednesday March 21st – Dinner function at the German Tivoli Club. 2. Wednesday May 16th – Meal and Movie day at Hoyts Chadstone. 3. Wednesday July 18th – Lunch function at the German Tivoli Club. 4. Wednesday Sept 19th – Meal…Details
The New South Wales Branch Luncheon will be held on Thursday 24 May 2018 at 12.30pm for 1.00pm
Save the date and plan on joining your Industry colleagues for this event. Details to follow
Members will have noted in the recent NSW/ACT Branch Annual Report that the NSW Branch Luncheon will be returning in May 2018. The actual date will be advised shortly.
A special message of congratulations to Zareh Nalbandian from the NSW/ACT Branch on being honoured as the Australian Cinema Pioneer of the Year for 2017.
A truly worthy recipient and a great representative of our Industry.
(Written by John Rochester)
The Committee and Members of the NSW/ACT Branch congratulate Tim Read and Sandra Alexander on hosting a most enjoyable and very memorable evening to mark the 84th Anniversary Dinner for the Australian Cinema Pioneers. The event was well attended and the opportunity to catch up with old friends was appreciated by all. Thank you Tim…Details
NEW SOUTH WALES BRANCH REPORT FOR 2017 ANNUAL NEWSLETTER by John Rochester Since taking over as President of the New South Wales Branch in May 2015 the Branch Committee has been reviewing the needs of Members and seeking ways in which to improve the services to Members. The New South Wales Branch also encompasses the…Details
I’m sad to inform you that well known former Hoyts projectionist Brian Scott passed away Saturday morning. Brian commenced at Hoyts Padua Theatre in Brunswick in 1949 as a page boy, he was later given the opportunity to transfer to the bio box and commenced his training as an assistant projectionist. After becoming proficient he…Details
It was October 21, 1952 and Barefoot Contessa staring Ava Gardner and James Mason played in black and white at Theatre 62 on Ronald Road. A 17-year-old June finished her chores and walked five streets to be met by a six foot two usher in a navy blue suit at the doorway of the theatre.…Details
Dear Cinema Pioneers, Sadly Village veteran and long time Cinema Pioneer Frank Westaway passed away late last week. After many years working for the ABC, Frank commenced doing projection shifts for Village drive-ins and suburban twin cinemas. He spent some time at Boronia Twin and also worked at Frankston Twin, Knox Twin and Clayton and Croydon drive-ins…Details