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Live and Learn - Cinemas and Theatres of Perth

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Live and Learn - Cinemas and Theatres of Perth

Date: 18 January 2018

Start Time: 10.00 am
End Time: 11.30 am
Venue Details:

Joondalup Library - Ground Floor Meeting Room

102 Boas Avenue,


Map and Directions

$2.00 payable at the door

In the early days of the Swan River colony most theatrical and musical entertainment took place either in private residences of in the Court House (now the Old Courthouse Law Museum in Stirling Gardens). Gradually as the population increased and more public building were constructed, further venues became available such as the Town Hall and Mechanic Institute. However it was the first Gold Boom and the advent of cinema which caused custom-built theatres and cinemas to appear on the streets of Perth.

In his talk, Richard Offen will trace the history of the places of entertainment, looking at some of the lavish venues built in Perth and the surrounding suburbs during the halcyon days before television.

Please note the presentation will run for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments.

Parking: Please be aware that there is limited free parking at Joondalup library. Details of parking locations and fees can be found at the City’s Parking webpage.

For further information call 9400 4751.