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The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society invites you to join them to hear Ian Hanson chart the fascinating history of Australian cinema in the post-war era on Sat 1 September.

At the end of WWII Sydneysiders spent a great deal of their spare time going to the movies. Almost every suburb had at least one, two or even more picture theatres. In total, at that time, there were 145 suburban theatres in the Sydney Metropolitan area. With the coming of licensed clubs and television, the motion picture industry suffered greatly with more than fifty percent of cinemas closing in the space of 5 years.

Ian Hanson was the founder of the Australian Cinema and Theatre Society in 1982. The society produced the quarterly journal called “Kino” which was in print for 32 years. He has been active in conservation issues related to cinemas for nearly forty years. He recently appeared in the Foxtel documentary “Saturday Night at the Movies” and is also writing a book on the City Cinemas of Sydney City.

When: Saturday 1 September, 1.30pm for 2.00pm start
Where: City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent St, Concord.
Cost: Free. Light refreshments provided.
Contact: or 02 9743 3034