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…Details
Here is a collection of news articles from each of our state branches.
After a year on doom and gloom it is nice to be able to report some positive news – such as the opening of a brand new twin cinema in the Victorian country town of Cobram. The Murray River tourist town has been without a cinema since the Melba Theatre was destroyed by fire some…Details
We are very sad to inform you of the passing of our Victorian branch member, Lesley Alexander, who passed away suddenly on Friday January 29th. Lesley was 84 years old, having been born on September 26th 1936. Lesley worked most of her career at the Village Rivoli Cinemas and at the Village Cinema Centre in…Details
The Society of Australian Cinema Pioneers wishes to recognise the sad passing of TESSA McCANN back in August 2013 after a long illness. Tessa was born in Goulburn (NSW) in 1946. Many years later in Noosa (Qld) she would meet Ian McCann and the two were Wed after a short romance. The couple were inseparable,…Details
Tony commenced working in the Film Industry with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Brisbane Branch in 1956 as the office junior at the age of 15 years. This was towards the end of the musical era but with the highly entertaining Guys & Dolls and High Society yet to come. The action era followed with Dirty Dozen,…Details
JOHN CRONIN – NATIONAL PIONEER OF THE YEAR 2020 It was obvious from a very young age that John Cronin was destined to be a showman. As a young primary school student he would often stage backyard concerts and invite his school mates to pay him a penny to see him perform “Take Me Out…Details
We regret to advise Society members that due to the new Covid-19 restrictions in South Australia, the planned luncheon for November 29 has had to be cancelled.
The annual end-of-year National Bulletin for 2020 is now online as a 12-page PDF for your reading pleasure and is available by clicking on the download 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 copy of the PDF…Details
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…Details
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