REVAMP FOR CHINCHILLA & DALBY CINEMAS

From 15 February 2021, Chinchilla Cinema will be temporarily closed for approximately 4 weeks for upgrades. Western Downs residents will be treated to a new cinematic experience, with the council about to start a range of improvements at the much-loved Chinchilla Cinema.Works to revitalise the cinema were made possible through the Queensland Government’s Works for…

NOTICE OF MEMBERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers Ltd (the Society) will be held by webinar at 4.00pm AEDT on Wednesday 25th November 2020.   TO REGISTER FOR THE AGM WEBINAR USE THIS LINK: https://cbs.zoom.us/webinar/register/5416021366488/WN_IkykeCEMT1m5M2Esy0tK6w  You can register up till 24 hours ahead, that is, till 4pm on Tuesday 24th November 2020. Please…

COVID-19 VIRUS – A LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY from Russell Anderson, National President of the Cinema Pioneers.

To all Australian Cinema Pioneers Members, The National Executive Committee and I send you this message of concern and support during the difficult time of the coronavirus crisis. In the first place we wish for health and strength for all of our members, especially those of you who are among the most vulnerable. The virus…

50th ANNIVERSARY AT JERICHO

There were celebrations Under the Stars on Saturday 27th July when locals gathered to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a local institution – The Jericho Drive-In Theatre. Often dubbed “Australia’s smallest Drive-In”, the rural Jericho theatre has provision for both cars and patrons on foot with the projection-room flanked by tiered levels of comfortable deck-chair…

NEW BOOK DOCUMENTS EARLY CINEMA HISTORY IN THE WEST

West Australian Cinema Pioneer member, Daryl Binning has written and produced a wonderful new book that will be highly prized by everyone interested in the early history of Australian cinema exhibition in the West. This extensively researched and indexed book is quite substantial with 382 pages on semi-gloss stock with a folded soft cover. It…

VALE – BRUCE LEONARD – CINEMA PIONEER

Friends and colleagues are mourning Bruce Leonard as a passionate and committed stalwart of the Australian cinema industry. Leonard, who died at his Sydney home last Wednesday, aged 75, dedicated a large part of his life to the Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers and the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society (MPIBS) as national secretary/treasurer of…