Forum Theatre

755 George Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000

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johnwiltshire on January 2, 2017 at 8:55 pm

The Forum theatre was down the road from the University of Technology (or NSW Institute of Technology as it then was). Dave’s Encore cinema operated there for a while in the early 80s, after having moved from another old cinema in the city. I remember seeing Dr Strangelove there in 1980, as part of their “Offical Silly Day” which was an all day screening of classic comedies.

rivest266 on July 13, 2016 at 2:25 pm

March 31st, 1911 and June 23rd, 1960 grand opening ads in photo section.

impalax327 on April 16, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Remember seeing Battlestar Galactica there in the late 70’s in all its “SENSOROUND” glory. By that stage it was pretty unloved but still had good crowds. I think the “Sensorround” movies were Earthquake (which I also saw), Battle of Midway and, as mentioned, Battlestar Galactica. HUGE speakers at the front on either side of the screen made the place shake!

johnph on June 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Poor old forum it finished up being a bit of a dump.Last shot was to fit out and run sensorround films . Kit was acouple of big power amps stacked near the main sound rac,these amps powered tall sperker colums in the cinema triggered by a signal on the mono optical sound track the amps would send out huge room shaking frequency to ad to the experience,[this worked great on the Battle of Midway film with guns going off]problem was it was only one frequency so not much scope for development.It died , I think only 3 movies were made with type of sound track.