Cinema memories sought for exhibition

Published Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Fairfield Picture Palace

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is seeking community assistance for an upcoming exhibition highlighting cinema and filmmaking history in Fairfield City.

Fairfield on Film, which will open 25 November at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, will trace the emergence of young filmmakers who tell stories from their own perspective to inspire youth interested in the arts industry.

In preparation for the unveiling, Fairfield City Museum & Gallery would like to speak with projectionists or employees of cinemas and picture palaces established in Fairfield.

Members of local clubs or groups who produce movies or people who regularly attended screenings at old picture palaces in the area are also encouraged to contact Fairfield City Museum & Gallery to share their memories.

The exhibition will also feature an array of historic images, films and objects. Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is seeking assistance from community members who are able to loan cinema-related objects and photographs for the duration of the six-month exhibition.

Historic and former theatres and cinemas in Fairfield City include The Crescent Cinema, The Fairfield Picture Palace, The Plaza Theatre and The Protea Cinema in Cabramatta, which was later renamed The Royal.

If you are able to assist with Fairfield on Film or would like more information, call Fairfield City Museum & Gallery on 9725 0190 or email museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.