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State Film Centre, Melbourne

Venue Summary
Name State Film Centre, Melbourne
Address 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Operation Dates 1970-02-27 - 2002-01-01
Suburban/Country City
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

In mid November of 1969 the State Government's new film theatre was completed in the New State Offices at 1 Macarthur Street, East Melb. It was announced (1969 Information Sheet published by the State Film Centre ) that the first screening open to the general public was to be held during the Moomba Festival, 27 February to 9 March, 1970. Prior to this State Government screenings took place at Nicholas Hall, Melbourne and according to King its head quarters were shared with RMIT at 110 Victoria Street, Carlton. The film library was stored on separate premises. Travelling showmen were also employed to take films to remote parts of the state.

Facts and figures for the year ending Dec 31 1971 include an increase in audience viewings from 220,700 to 4,869,100 (these figures are calculated by multiplying the number of films screened by the number of the audience).

In January 2002, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, at Federation Square, Melbourne was established.

Chandler, J 'A more independent future: the State Film Centre fights back' ''Melbourne Report, pp. 20-1
Cinema & Theatre Historical Society 1997, Cinema index : Melbourne cinemas, suburban cinemas, Victorian drive-ins. CATHS, Victoria.
King, R. 2007, 'At the State Film Centre', Cinema Record no. 56, pp. 8-10
Mc Donald, L 'State Film Centre has it taped' The Sun, 15 October 1983
'Theatre reopens with new film' Whittlesea Post, 19 April 1995, p. 16
Usher, R 'State Film Theatre facelift' The Age, 1 October 1998

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1970-02-27 State Film Theatre, Melbourne 1 Macarthur Street
East Melbourne
Victoria 3002
City Cinema 1


Films Distributor Dates
Political, Economic and Social Developments in Paua and New Guinea: Social Development 1961-04-05 - 1961-04-05
Every Day, Every Night 1984-04-02 - 1984-04-02
As Long As I Can Walk 1984-04-02 - 1984-04-02
Every Day, Every Night 1984-04-03 - 1984-04-03
As Long As I Can Walk 1984-04-03 - 1984-04-03
Every Day, Every Night 1984-04-04 - 1984-04-04
As Long As I Can Walk 1984-04-04 - 1984-04-04
Every Day, Every Night 1984-04-05 - 1984-04-05
As Long As I Can Walk 1984-04-05 - 1984-04-05
Every Day, Every Night 1984-04-06 - 1984-04-06
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