25th June 2020 Dear SA Members We regret to advise the passing of long serving fellow SA Member JOHN RAWLIUK 20th January 1938 – 13th June 2020. John spent all of his working life as a projectionist and Manager with Clifford Theatre Circuit and Greater Union in SA He was 82 years. The SA Branch…Details
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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…Details
Dear Cinema Pioneers, We are very sad to inform you that former Victorian Branch President of the Cinema Pioneers and one of the cinema industry’s most respected executives, Graeme Hodges, passed away Monday morning. Graeme was also former National Cinema Pioneer of the year as well as a Victorian Cinema Pioneer of the year and…Details
The 86th Anniversary Dinner of the Pioneers Society took place on 28 November 2019 at the Swissotel Hotel, Market Street, Sydney attended by 170 members and guests. Highlights of the evening included celebrating the success of four Australian films at the box office: Top End Wedding, Palm Beach, Storm Boy and Ride Like…Details
The annual End-of-Year National Bulletin for 2019 is now online as a12-page PDF for your reading pleasure and is available by clicking on the link provided below. You may read it online or even SAVE the PDF to your device for later reading, and printing if you choose. A…Details
Dont miss out on the Special Event screenings launching the wonderful new film ‘At the Coliseum DeLuxe” – the story of Australian popular entertainment across a 150 years – and a focus on a special venue that hosted it all. View the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9cP05qpQ8A&fbclid=IwAR0u3wIpIgySzb0id_j-S6qWXxLAktjMq61hSJqRu2ZgBnFhFW_GWJVbVsA Special Event screenings will be held in Sydney at…Details
MESSAGE FROM PIONEER AND SF3 PATRON PHIL NOYCE for the attention of CINEMA PIONEERS MEMBERS: Sf3 and Event Cinemas will accept your Cinema Pioneers Photo ID card for the screenings. And members’ smart phone films are welcome to enter the competition – but be quick! Australia’s international smartphone film festival, the SmartFone Flick Fest, returns…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Tasmanian Branch President, Yurik Czyz has advised us of some updates to venues in Tasmania which accept the Cinema Pioneers Photo-ID Card. Following several discussions Yurik is pleased to advise that independent Star Theatre in Launceston has agreed to accept our Cinema Pioneer Card for complimentary admissions effective immediately. The Star Theatre is a fine…Details