Wedderburn Today

Wedderburn is a sleepy farming Hamlet (Pop 900) approximately 225Km NW of Melbourne on the Calder Highway. With a rich Goldfields history Wedderburn is part of Victoria's "Golden Triangle". Gold is still found here. The locals grow Wheat, Canola and Baa-Lambs. It is the Antithesis of St. Kilda and the Melbourne CBD but has its own charm. Here I will attempt to post (hopefully) frequent portraits of daily life in Wedderburn.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Charlton "REX"

Not far from Wedderburn is the wheat town of Charlton. The Rex Cinema in Charlton is a treasure. It was built in 1938 and is almost original. The only change made since then was in the 1950s with the removal of some seats and installation of a larger screen and new equipment to allow projection of Cinemascope pictures. The Rex has a rich history and you can read it on the website.
This weekend is the Charlton Film Festival if you are up this way, with screenings on Friday evening, and Saturday. Posted by Picasa


Blogger perle de rosée said...

Cinemas are also dreaming spaces. Here some are getting closed. There are no more cinemas like in the past. So that the old ones, which has now often another function, looks like past buildings and rest of the industrial time (now is post-industrial times).

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