external links

The following list may be useful to researchers seeking more information about topics contained within this site.

It represents organisations and individuals who hold knowledge or experience in a particular field. If you have an inquiry for more contemporary information they may be able to assist.

The links have been roughly grouped by topic / interest and are in no way complete and this page will grow over time.


theatres and cinemas


Cinema and Theatre Historical Society (CATHS)


The aim of the Cinema and theatre Historical Society (CATHS) is to record the history of cinemas and theatres, and to promote interest in theatre heritage and architecture, and other related areas. CATHS is interested in all aspects of cinema and theatre - past, present and future - from vaudeville to picture palaces and megaplexes!

postal: PO Box 476, Bentleigh Vic 3204
phone: 03 9557 7446


State Theatre, Sydney


The official site of the State Theatre.

This site contains more photographs of the theatre as it is today.

Tours of the theare are available and various spaces can be booked for special functions and events. It operates regularly as a performance venue and every year in June is host to the Sydney Film Festival.


The Australian Cinema and Theatre Society (NSW based)


ACTS provides information relating principally to Australian theatres, and encourages further interest and study in this neglected segment of our cultural history.

Society activities include theatre inspections, coach tours and nostalgia film screenings, all of which provide members with an opportunity to meet socially.

ACTS membership is open to everyone and represents a wide area of cinema and theatre-related interests across the community. Members include students, academics, film buffs, cinema owners and operators, directors, producers, technicians, historians, archivists, collectors and those simply with an interest in watching movies at the cinema or on video and its newer technology, DVD.

postal: Box 447, Campbelltown, NSW 2560, Australia.
phone: 02 46 255 755