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Rare collection of Australian movie memorabilia in the foyer at BMEC

Thu 26 January at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

These programs are from Bathurst retiree Noel Cowan’s collection and mainly consist of 25 original Souvenir Movie Programs, which are magazine size booklets from movies and the Theatres (Cinemas) that showed them covering the period from 1929 to 2009.

The oldest programs were from Sydney’s opulent State Theatre (1929) the atmospheric Capitol Theatre, which started screening movies that same year, The Overlanders movie (1946) starring Australian icon Chips Rafferty and from Jedda (1955) from distinguished film director Charles Chauvel.

The most recent were from the energetic musicals Moulin Rouge (2001) from director Baz Luhrmann and Bran Nue Dae (2009) starring Jessica Mauboy. Other titles (in descending decade order) include Babe, Shine, Crocodile Dundee,The Man From Snowy River, Hoodwink (which was partly filmed in Bathurst) Newsfront, Sunday Too Far Away, Ned Kelly, and Theyre A Weird Mob.

This mini display, which will be in the foyer (where members of the public can view the covers in the foyer of BMEC, but not handle them), will contribute to the overall AUSTRALIA DAY activities at BMEC, which have the words REFLECT, RESPECT and CELEBRATE our nation and our people as its motto. Further details of the day’s activities at BMEC and other venues can be found on Bathurst Regional Councils website: HERE


Thu 26 January
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Box office 02 6333 6161
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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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02 6333 6166
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