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The Windsor Cinema in Nedlands

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, October 6, 2014,
Growing up in Perth in the seventies and eighties I have fond memories of seeing films in the city's cinemas. Sadly, some of them are no more. Ironically, a couple of those that have gone were actually comparatively new, like this one in Murray St

Thankfully, many of the older cinema buildings still remain. There's the Cygnet Cinema in Como, and another charming art deco construction, the Windsor Cinema in Stirling Highway, Nedlands. 

Other local art deco buildings are listed here

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The Cygnet Cinema in Como

Posted by Matt Hayden on Sunday, July 14, 2013,
I was in Como a couple of weeks ago on a cold, clear day and took some shots of the Cygnet Cinema. Not unlike the Luna Cinema in Oxford St Leederville it's a charming art deco building beloved by local film buffs.

I have only seen a few movies there but have mostly strong recollections of them because of the venue's distinctiveness. I saw Annie Hall there when I was in my teens and I remember going there with my dad and sister when I was much younger than that, probably only about eight or nin...
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Hoyts Carousel cinema's mice infestation a social media disaster

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,
Every business needs to be on social media these days. It's obviously a great way to lift a company's profile in the marketplace and engage with consumers. But it can be a double edged sword. Pretty much every week there's another story about how some unfortunate event has occurred at some business or other, the news of which has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

There have been several local examples, including the clash between local real estate identity Paul Tonich and the Wild Fig Cafe. ...
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The old Greater Union cinema building on Murray St, Perth

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, August 22, 2011,
Back in the seventies and eighties when I was growing up in Perth there were two main cinemas in the city that got most of the business. There was the Greater Union "Cinecentre" on the corner of Murray and Barrack St and the plush (and then new) Cinema City just up the arcade on Hay St.

I always remember that Greater Union building for its rich blue top and sides. (Actually, it's a bit like Beatty Park for that reason.) Even though the last film was shown quite some time ago, it still looks v...
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Massive constructions between Murray and Hay Sts, near Barrack

Posted by Matt Hayden on Wednesday, November 17, 2010,
Barrack St is at the very heart of the Perth CBD. Buses come up from the Esplanade station, and travel north until it  transforms into Beaufort St. They then turn off into other suburbs at various points. Many, many times as a kid I caught the 53 bus there to my home in Dianella. That particular route seems to have disappeared, unfortunately. Still, many of the other buses that I recall such as the 21, 60, the 67 and others are still going strong. It sounds a tad sentimental to say this, but ...
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Good books about and set in Perth and Fremantle
Line of Sight
When War Came to Fremantle
The Devil's Garden
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