No.105 2020: A life in projection [Record of where author worked in different theatres, including: Barkly Theatre, The Trocadero, La Scala] / Ross King p5. The Eclipse Theatre Deepwater and Carl Wilhelm Baer [obituary] / Eve Chappell p10. My life in cinema [where author worked and where he opened different theatres, including: Waverley Theatre, Regent Theatre, Melbourne Cinema Centre, Century Cinemas Cranbourne, Village Twin] / Graeme Hodges p12. Back in the day [history of pre-digital projectionists] / Allan Webb QSM p14. The Cairo: St Kilda's short-lived picture show / Ian Smith p16. The GUO Film Exchange - Melbourne / George Florence and Greg Lynch p17. The Theatre Cowra [AKA the Centennial Hall and Majestic Pictures] / Les Tod p19. The Minerva Theatre, Kings Cross (part 2) / John Stephen Clark p23. The Theatres of Victoria Park, WA / Ken McKay p26. Theatre Royal, Geelong / Richard Twentyman p28. The travelling picture show [early life of Harold Parsons] / Barbara Kiefer p30. Casterton Town Hall (Regal Theatre) / Richard Twentyman p31. The Camden Theatre: Hidden in plain sight / Royce Harris p32. Moe's first cinema - The Mechanics Institute / Graham Goulding p34. Altona Picture Theatre or Strand Theatre / Les Tod p37. Bundaberg's cinema relics in pictures / Steve Malone p39.
No.106 2020: So you want to build a drive in theatre? / David Kilderry p5. Pictures at the port [Port Adelaide cinema] / Les Tod p8. Townsville's Olympia Open Air Theatre / Mike Trickett p12. Home talent: Australia's itinerant filmmakers / Graham Shirley p14. A career in cinema / Ken Todd p16. The Prince Regent Theatre, Hamilton, Victoria / Richard Twentyman p18. The Plaza Theatre, Chelsea / Brian Miller and Gerry Kennedy p20. Mudgee: the theatre that never was / Les Tod p22. Robert Alexander Hamilton / Earl Mantell p24. The South Street Society's Coliseum Picture Palace / Earl Martell p26. Prince Regent Theatre, Sale Victoria / Gerry Kennedy p28. Congratulations Wondergraph / Star / Odeon Star 1920-2020 p31. The Minerva Theatre, Kings Cross (part 3) / John Stephen Clark p32.
No.107 2020: The majestic theatre, 178 Flinders Street, Melbourne part one: from silent screen to talkies / Roger King, Fred Page and Ian Smith p4. The spool boy [work as a projectionist across Melbourne] / Bob Phillips p8. The Theatre Royal, Ballarat, Vic / Earl Martell and Les Tod p12. Marryatville, SA: Princess Theatre, Ozone Theatre, Hoyts Ozone, Chelsea Theatre / Les Tod p16. My love affair with The Chelsea [cinema in Maitland SA] / Bob Parr p19. The Burwood drive-in / Greg Lynch p20. Frank Van Straten: my fortunate life p22. The coming of sound [sound in Australian cinema] / Graham Shirley p29. The cinema church [churches used as cinemas] / Robert Parkinson p32. The powers that be [projectionist at Hoyts Padua in Brunswick and The Grand Theatre Coburg and the Powers projector head] / Kev Franzi p34. Film distribution in Australia / William Gray p36. Gem pictures- travelling picture show- Ballarat / John Rash p38.
No.108 2020: Geelong West- a cinema in a park / Mike Trickett p5. Theatre Royal, Castlemaine / Les Tod and Richard Twentyman p6. The majestic theatre, 178 Flinders Street, Melbourne part two: a new Majestic / Ross King, Fred Page and Ian Smith p12. Frank Van Straten: my fortunate / Jim White p16. 3D at the movies / Mike Trickett p21. The drive-in theatres of Ballarat / Earl Martell p24. The Palace / Mayfair / Odeon Cinema: Palmerston North, New Zealand / Warren Smyth p26. Ararat: Drill Hall / Alexandra Community Centre / Les Tod p30. Grand Designers: Cowper, Murphy and Appleford / Tony Tibballs p32. Cinema personalities: Arthur Kishere / Dennis Kishere p36. The hear of the movies (or what audiences don't know) / Bernard Cronin p38.
No.109 2021: Pictures at St Peters: Adelaide, South Australia [ANZAC/Star Theatre, Town Hall Pictures and Open Air, Capitol Theatre] / Les Tod p5. Jack Scott the giant slayer [brief biography of owner of Melba Cinema, in Albury and also same name in Numurkah ] / by David Scott p7. The Menora Picture Gardens: Mt Lawley, WA / Greg Lynch p8. The Art of Art-Deco [Christopher (Chris) Arthur Smith, architect of theatres in: Alberton, Victor Harbor, Semaphore, Colonel Light Gardens, Goodwood, Marryatville, Victor Harbor, Adelaide, Kilkenny, Prospect, Clare, Peterborough, Hindmarsh Star Cinema, Everard Park, Glenelg, Norwood, Murray Bridge, Woodside, Unley, Gawler, Brighton, Naracoorte & Port Adelaide] / by Colin Kennett p10. Frank van Straten: my fortunate life [interview] / Interviewed by Jim White, CATHS Member p13. The stage turns under history's spotlight: re-printed from the Herald Special Centenary Issue, October 15, 1934 p18. My life in cinema [autobiography of time in motion picture industry, including at Broadway Camberwell, Victory Theatre St. Kilda, Shore Theatre Williamstown, Bryson Cinema Melbourne & Hoyts Ivanhoe] / by Gordon Onans p22. The best by test: the Ramsgate - Sans Souci Palace Picture Theatre / by Michelle Steet p25. The Sun Theatre, Geelong Vic / by Richard Twentyman p28. The mouse that roared: the saga of the Orion Theatre, Canley Heights NSW / by Greg Lynch p30. The theatres of Red Cliffs, Vic. [Diggerland Picture Theatre, Joyland Open Air Theatre, Roxy Theatre] / Mike Trickett p32. All aboard the moving picture train! / Keith Davies p34. Hoytz Plaza Theatre, Ballarat / by Earl Martell p36.
No.110 2021: The legacy of the Regent South Yarra / Tony Tibballs and Ian Smith p5. The Watermans and the Ozone theatre story / Colin Kennett p12. The Empire Theatre, Brunswick / Richard Twentyman p15. Pictures at Cobden: the story of the Mechanics Institute and public hall / Les Tod with additional research by Chelsea Wilkinson p18. Stolen: one picture theatre [Wonderland open-air picture theatre, Mildura picture theatres] / Keith Davies p22. The theatres of Morewell, Vic / Les Tod and the late Gerry Kennedy p24. The world’s first feature length film [Corbett-Fitzsimmons 1897 boxing fight] / Keith Davies p28. Interview: Bruce Cerneil chats to Peter Smith OAM p30. Those great old Tivoli shows [Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne] / Ken Budge p34. The Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts / Earl Martell p34. Filmed in technovision / Earl Martell p36. Armadale hall, WA [reprinted from AMMPT Sight and Sound Update with permission] p38. Advertising from the past: drive-in theatres [newspaper advertisements from the 1950s – 1960s] p39.
No.111 2021: The beginnings of cinema in Melbourne: the first moving pictures: part 1: 1896-1910 / Keith Davies p5. Tweed Heads and Coolangatta: a cinematic tale of twin towns / Tony Tibballs p8. Melbourne Cinema Centre / Maureen Carolan p16. Regent Theatre, Albany WA p22. Theatres of Numurkah, Vic / Les Tod and Dick Twentyman p27. Australian drive-in theatres: rise, fall and revivial / Graham Shirley p33. First impressions in terrazzo / Royce Harris p36.
No.112 2021: The beginnings of cinema in Melbourne: the first moving pictures: part 2: 1911-1920 / Keith Davies p5. The theatres of Bathurst, NSW / by Les Tod & Richard Twentyman p8. 25 years before cinerama or how I met Napoleon at Waterloo / by Ross Campbell p16. Orbost [Vic.] at the movies / adapted by Mike Trickett from a research paper by Les Tod p20. New Theatre/Liberty: Rockhampton. QLD / from notes by the late Gerry Kennedy p23. Pictures at Greensborough, Vic. / by Dawn Bennets (nee Petts) p24. Embassy/Metro Cinema, Malvern, Vic. / by John Nailon p28. A remembrance of theatres past: Temperance Hall/The Imperial/The Savoy/The Lido/The Total / Greg Lynch p30. Protests and objections to cinemas, films and related issues / by Robert Parkinson p34. Murwillumbah's [NSW] early cinemas (to 1945) / by Toby Tibballs p36.
No. 113 MARCH 2022: By the light of the silvery screen (a young life spent in the stalls of a Hoyts suburban theatre) / Richard Kruse p5. 283 Bourke Street, Melbourne: the Melba, Times, Liberty and Odeon theatres [reprint of article] / Fred Page p8. Vale: Fred Page p9. Best on the block: the Empress Prahran (Vic.) / Ian Smith p10. A magnificent obsession: Vic Basham – cinema pioneer / Greg Lynch p14. The Astro Ararat: cinema of distinction also known as the Midland and the Ararat Entertainment Centre / Les Tod p17. The Palais theatre: Sale, Victoria / from notes by the late Gerry Kennedy by Richard Twentyman p20. The Glover family of Sale, Victoria p23. Sculthorpe Pictures and the Guild Hall, Melbourne / Keith Davies p26. Projection bloopers p29. The Photoplayer / Royce Harris p30. Paddington: West’s Olympia, Odeon, Pallas, Mandala, Academy Twin / Les Tod and Richard Twentyman p32.
October 2021 (newsletter) : AGM [COVID-19] p1. Cine collectors fair p1. Committee positions p1. Member presentations p1. Dendy organ [Dendy Brighton organ returns to Capitol Theatre] p1. New members p1. Deceased member [Fred Lomman] p1. Helpful historic societies p1. New book release [They Built an Empire: Snowy Kenna and Bill Burton] p2. Membership numbers p2. Westgarth Theatre p2. Cinema and theatre news in brief [Bundaberg QLD, South Yarra Vic [Jam Factory], Stafford QLD, Caloundra QLD, Richmond NSW, Clifton QLD, Roma QLD] p2.
No.114 JUNE 2022: Publisher's message [copyright re images] / Mike Trickett p2. The star that gave us motion picture enjoyment - Daniel Clifford: 1887 - 1942 Bookmaker, businessman, theatre entrepreneur, film exhibitor / Colin Kennett p5. 7 keys and the Rivoli Theatre Sydney / John Holloway p8. Pictures in South Townsville, Qld / Mike Trickett p10. The Paramount/Regent Theatre in Mordialloc (Part 1) / Michael Campi p12. Behind the screens [employees view, cleaning, vandalism] / Maureen Carolan p16. The Cameo Cinema - Belgrave, Vic: based on notes by the late Gerry Kennedy 2006, with added information by the current owners p19. Sydney's Randwick Ritz: celebrating 85 years / David Coles p22. Theatres of Barcaldine, Qld [the First Town Hall, the Second Town Hall, Kemp's Hall, Gildeograph /the Gildeo, Lyric Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Radio Theatre] / Les Tod and Richard Twentyman p25. The invincible theatres of Cunnamulla, Qld / Les Tod and Richard Twentyman p32. The Wintergarden Theatre (1925 - 1974) Rockhampton: from notes by the late Gerry Kennedy p35. Ararat Vic: Town hall pictures / Les Tod p38.
No.116 DECEMBER 2022: The film venues of Donald, Vic [St George's Hall, Soldiers Open Air Pictures, Soldiers Memorial Hall (first), Premier Pictures/Crosbie Pictures, Soldiers Memorial Hall (second) AURA Cinema] p4. The Paramount/Regent Theatre in Mordialloc, part 3 / Michael Campi p8. The pictures at Montmorency, Vic / Dawn Bennetts (nee Petts) p14. Diverse expression: integrated edifice [artistic expression in picture theatres] / Ray Palmer p17. Puttin' up the Ritz: the life & adventure of ROy Purves, part 2 of fascinating show business story pieced together by David Coles p18. Gone and forgotten: The Seddon Theatre /Ross King and Ian Smith p21. A war-time projectionist in New Guinea: Bill Hodgetts / Ron Hodgetts p22. A lady of style and elegance: the story of the Marlboro Theatre, Leichardt, NSW / Les Tod p24. A typical working day in the life of projectionist / Russell Campbell p28. Norwood, SA - star theatre/Odeon Star Theatre / Les Tod p30. Reflections on my time at the Electra Cinema, Boronia, Vic / Barrie Barkla p32. Rockhampton QLD: Earls Court / City Cinemas / Southside City Cinemas / Gerry Kennedy p34. From the archives: the early days in the Bio-Box [operating the movie projection machine] / Harry Crook 1937 p38.
No.155 SEPTEMBER 2022: British Empire Films Pty. Limited: a long road to the top / Geoff Gunst, David Kilderry and Ian Smith p5. Before the silver screen ["the sheet", "Mack" screen] / Ross King and Ian Smith p8. The Paramount/Regent Theatre in Mordialloc, part 2 / Michael Campi p10. Southport, Queensland: a family and its interesting cinema history [Regent (formerly Regnant), The Pier Pavilion, Paradise, Savoy, Labrador Memorial Hall, Burleigh De-Luxe, The Mota-Vu Drive-in, Event Cinemas, Reading] / Tony Tibballs p16. Puttin' up the Ritz: the life & adventures of Roy Purves part 1 / David Coles p23. Tolofa Samoa! Good morning, Samoa / Colin Greenslade p26. Theatres and the Chief Secretary's department [issuing Licenses to the theatres] / Les Tod p28. Star Newsreel theatrette / Royce Harris p32. Theatres of Babinda, Queensland / Les Tod and Richard Twentyman p34.
August 2021 (newsletter) : Talk at the PMI: Ross Campbell p1.
NOVEMBER 2022 (newsletter): Far away but not forgotten [Ronald Henry Robert Morton] p6. Mr Challis' time rocket p8. Williamstown Observatory (Melbourne) p10. Heritage Overlay in Lilydale - Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme Amendment C207 p12. DNA - the end of crime / Kristyn Jackson p12. Rediscovering Private Edwin R. Poyner /Kathy Baltas p14.
MARCH 2023: The theatres of Bowen, QLD, part 1 [School of Arts, National Electric Picture Stadium, Allies Theatre (Shool of Arts), Johnson's Pictures/Johnson's Stadium/Johnson's Picture Palace/Johnson's Pioneer Palace, Kirke's Olympia Pictures/Stadium, Empire Theatre, Tivoli Theatre] p5. Wellington's Theatre / David Lascelles p10. The Warragul Theatre - Warragul Vic. / Mike Trickett p14. Tje Liberty Theatre LEura NSW / Les Tod p16. Otto Camphin "Czar of Blue Mountains" / Mike Trickett p18. Puttin' on the Ritz [the life & adventures of Roy Purves p19. The journey of a Girl in the Cinema Industry / Monica Mietner p22. The Casterton Theatre Vic / Les Tod p24. The picture Man's Kid [Margaret Joan Harris] / Margaret Curnow p27. The Plazza Theatre Coonamble NSW / Gerry Kennedy p30. Victoria Hall Colac / Richard Twentyman p32.