13-2150 - Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Ponsonby presents: going to the flicks

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Thursday 24 October, 6.30pm–8pm


Studio One Toi Tū

1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

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Brian McDonnell's illustrated talk will take you back to the days before television, when Auckland had more than 50 movie theatres.

Then, we all went into town for the latest films or attended the weekly Saturday matinee at our local suburban bughouse.

Learn about the diverse cultures that pioneered cinema in Auckland – such as the Lebanese Moodabe family, whose Amalgamated Theatres has been an important company.

A feast of architectural images.

Brought to you by Love Ponsonby

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