Rex Cinema 47 Vincent Street, Daylesford, VIC - Chips Rafferty with Winsome Moffat opposite the Rex Theatre 1950's
Photo of Chips Rafferty with Winsome Moffat opposite the Rex Theatre 1950’s : PHOTO CREDIT: DAYLESFORD & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. https://www.facebook.com/DaylesfordHistory/
David Hill writes on line – March 13, 2007 – It’s a crying shame about the Rex, all in the name of progress I guess. I grew up in D’ford, from 1946 ’til I left the town as a grown-up 17 year old to go to the “big smoke”. I can remember the first VistaVision film that came there, and Chips Rafferty talking from the stage at the front of the screen to us school children after the screening of the film “Jedda”. If I remember correctly, a young member of the community had a part in the film. I also have fond memories of the Saturday matinees and later when I was allowed to go to the Saturday night showings with my older brothers who would buy me a ticket to the “stalls”, whilst they went upstairs to the “dress circle” with their girl friends.
Harry Maddocks was the proprietor of the theatre then, and I can recall him unloading these large canisters of film from his car into the theatre which I think he had probably collected from the station – Contributed by Greg Lynch –
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