Electric Shadows Twin Cinema
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Electric Shadows Twin Cinema Akuna Street, Canberra, ACT
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“For 27 years, Electric Shadows served as an independent cinema in Canberra, running high quality films for discerning audiences. From its first screening in 1979 of the Monty Python documentary PLEASURE AT HER MAJESTY’S, to its last screening in 2006 of Almodovar’s latest melodrama VOLVER, Electric Shadows was known for its quirky programming style and its informal atmosphere. With the rise of multiplex cinemas around Canberra, competition for films and for audiences escalated, and to compete with the multinationals.
Electric Shadows increasingly became a local community cinema, showing the work of Canberra filmmakers, hosting Q&A screenings with visiting filmmakers, and programming a wide range of community-based festivals. Throughout its life, the cinema was operated by the independent distributor, Ronin Films and had the hands-on involvement of Ronin’s director, Andrew Pike.
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