Independent film-maker Rob “Bert” Murphy is pleased to present an updated trailer for his forthcoming feature documentary “Splice Here: A Projected Odyssey”., The film has been over five years in the making and the end is finally in sight with shooting now concluded. Focused on documenting the survival of FILM in the Digital age, the…Details
Here is a collection of news articles from each of our state branches.
VALE Brian Martin(Projectionist Village Rivoli and other locations) Dear Cinema Pioneers, We are very sad to inform you of the passing of our member Brain Martin, who passed away sometime in February. We were contacted by his son Tim to advise us of his loss.. Brain was a Projectionist of many years with Village Roadshow…Details
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
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