Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Star Cinema - Launceston

The Star Cinema (1937) is located in the outer Launceston suburb of Invermay and operated as a cinema for only a short period of time. It's a dominating facade is full of interesting features including rendered curves and a series of straight lines. and port holes. The adjacent building is also another wonderful art deco period building. The former Star Cinema is such an important building as it shows a time when Launceston was expanding and people wanted places in which to see the latest flicks. For such a small town it's a great example of a suburban cinema of which sadly there are so few today.

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