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Sun Pictures

Cathryn Swanson

Darwin, Australia

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Sun Pictures was first opened on December the 9th, 1916. ‘Fairy’ a local personality and pianist would play during the silent screening performances.

Sound came to the theatre in 1933.

“During the 1939-45 war, not long after Broome was bombed, I was serving with army transport in the area, Pictures were shown in the current Garden theatre. Apparently there was only one projector and the operator had difficulty in changing the reel, which was quite often. Sometimes it took twenty to thirty minutes to change reels. During those periods they played a record – they only had one, which was called ‘You look like a monkey when you grow old’. This was played over and over until the movie could continue.”
J O’Mara Ballajura W.A.

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When I visited this very interesting theatre in Broome, Western Australia, I bumped into an elderly lady whom used to come here when she was a child. I so enjoyed hearing her own stories.

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