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posted on 2021-10-22, 01:18 authored by Richard MaltbyRichard Maltby, Michael WalshMichael Walsh
AusCinema is based on information about the location of film exhibition in Australia in the period from 1948 to 1971. It uses information from the Annual Reports of Film Weekly, Australia’s national trade publication from its 1948/49 edition until it ceased publication in 1971. Each year, Film Weekly published a comprehensive list of screening venues, along with seating capacity and operator.

This is an important time of transition in film exhibition. At the end of WW2, the cinema was a dominant form of leisure and entertainment. Following this a number of factors such as suburbanisation, the baby boom, the introduction of television and the expansion of alternative leisure activities caused radical readjustments in cinema exhibition.

Date coverage: 1948 - 1971
Time period: Currently 1948 - 1971 but will be expanded to include 1938 - 1947
Location: Australia


Mapping the movies: the changing nature of Australia's cinema circuits and their audiences 1956-1984

Australian Research Council

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Prof Richard Maltby, richard.maltby@flinders.edu.au

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