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Address is Poon Saan Road. Website is www.cinema.org.cx .
Why the name Scio?
The Old School House got used for screening movies, because the new school house building wasn’t big enough for movie screenings. The bio box in the Old School House was on the verandah. Movie screenings in the Old School House started in April 1967. The Old School House was also as a church(religion unknown?), and also P&C(parents and citizens) meetings.
The college is now closed, but the buildings are still there.
Why the odd name?
I think the drive-in has been demolished? The site is now a bank(Frost Bank)?
No flooding anymore, since the levees were built in Broome(1980’s?).
The first sound movie shown here was “Monte Carlo”(made in 1930) in 1933. Sun Pictures may be the only picture theatre in tne World to get(tidal?) flooding outside the theatre building?
This might be the main cinema for the Venice International Film Festival?
The neon sign on top of the pole in tne photo above could be in the Neon Graveyard(somewhere in Las Vegas, Nervada, i think?)?
The hotel Opened on 1st July, 1967 accoss tne road from the Dunes Hotel and Casino, and between the Three Coins and Galaxy Motels. Lorne Greene from the Bonanza tv series was there on tne opening night. The first film shown was “Funny Girl”. Name changed to New Bonanza Hotel and Casino in 1973. Date of closure and demolition unknown. The site is now the entrance for Bally’s Las Vegas(formally MGM Grand, built on the site of Three Coins Motel).
Number of seats unknown?
The BBc are using three of the original tv studios for some of tv shows(like The Graham Norton Show).
The site is now Industrial Contracting & Engineering. The three roads seen on the Streetview phpto, might be the same three roads there right now. Theres a sign frame out front, tnat might be the drive'in sign? There might be some bits of the drive-in behind tne current business buildings thete now(its hard to tell clearly?)?
Lakeside Cinemas(also called Greater Union Joondalup i think?) was operated by Greater Union(now Event Cinemas).
When the drive-in opened, that area was called Wanneroo, until Wanneroo became(in tne 1980’s or 1990’s?).
Has tnis drive-in converted to Digital yet?
The original Innaloo Cinema building.
The Fiesta Gardens site maybe the carpark on the right of the building(in front of the entrance of the pool and snooker hall), or on the left hand where there was a garden centre(name unknown?), later demolished, and then a video library(Network Video, and later possibly Movies4u)on the ground floor, and a surf shop upstairs(name unknown?) and carpark in front. The video library and surf shop have both closed down(a few years ago i think?), the building is now a health club(Jetts)on the ground floor, and a fashion store(It’s on the plus size) upstairs.
I think the opening date was 21/9/1974.
Karrinyup Community centre has one of the organs from the Metro Theatre in Perth, Western Australia. It is still used there sometimes for concerts.