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…