Great website about the history of Western Australian cinemas 

Dr Ina Bertrand from Edith Cowan University has created a thorough and fascinating website, giving histories of every cinema and drive-in to ever exist in Western Australia. You can search by location or keywords. For many entries there are photographs.


Try looking up your suburb or town – you may be surprised by the cinemas that once existed there. For example, did you know that there was once a chain of three cinemas in Victoria Park?

I have explored this site with a certain sadness at the rich heritage of cinemas Perth once had. Most of them are now lost, with just a few multiplexes in their place.

The photograph shown here is actually from our collection showing an unknown drive-in in 1958; its number is 240025PD.

31 thoughts on “Great website about the history of Western Australian cinemas

  1. I agree, this is the Skyline – see photograph in the SLWA catalogue at 104013PD just catalogued. The catalogue record for 240025PD has been adjusted.

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