It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Check out the website www.themajestictheatre.com.au and have a read.
My wife and I attended a screening of The Son Of The Sheik in the late 1980s or even may have been it very early 1990s. The owner who was dressed like a showman welcomed everyone that attended and addressed the audience before the screening and encouraged them to participate in the screening by cheering the hero and booing the villians as the audiences would have done in the 1920s, before he played the accompanying music for the film on the piano.
How things change. We now jump in time to 1950 with a United Artist film Champion being advertised on a much smaller scale than the Paramount 1930's period.
The old Majestic Theatre in Rosewood in the 1920s...if you look really carefully you can see my Scaramouche poster! Well not mine, but you get what I am saying right?!?!
Haven't gone since they changed hands, but loved going to the Astor to sell the oldies...did you go Matt?
Something about the atmosphere...far out the theatres were stunning back then. Now they just try to pack em in...and they wonder why people stopped going...
"This theatre is scientifically heated"...WTF!?!
A little newer...
Way older. Silent films in 1927 or possibly 1928 being advertised outside the Hoyts Regent Theatre at South Yarra, Victoria. Note the three billboard displays on the left of the above picture.
From 1939 to 2015 how times change at cinemas.