I was contacted recently by Cinema and Theatres Historic Society Victoria who wanted to know if there was still a cinema in Silkwood and, if so, was it possible to send a photograph. By sheer coincidence I had taken a few pix of the old Rex cinema in Cairns so I thought I’d try and document any remaining cinemas on the Cassowary Coast. They are all built in the local version of Art Deco.
There are a few that I haven’t managed to photograph yet but when my camera is working again I shall add to this post.
Shortly after taking the snaps of the Rex it made the news:
The Rex is no more so it was fortunate that I grabbed these photos while it was still standing.