Glenbrook Cinema Celebrates 50 Years


This month marks a very special anniversary for Glenbrook Cinema, with the popular theatre celebrating 50 years of showing films to the local community. This amazing milestone also includes a half a century since Owner Ron Curran began working at the cinema.

“The cinema was showing movies from about 1930. We took over in 1968, which was 50 years ago. I loved picture theatres from when I was a young child. My wife also used to work at Hoyts Head Office” said Ron.

To celebrate the occasion, Glenbrook Cinema will be holding the Festival of Favourite Films from the 28th of November to the 5th of December. The Festival will be screening some of our favourite films of all time; including Singin’ In The Rain, The Graduate, My Fair Lady, Babe, Titanic and more.

Ron has seen many wonderful changes at Glenbrook Cinema in the past 50 years. “In 1968, the cinema consisted of a flat-floored hall with a mixture of seats, no air conditioning and toilets out the back. Since then, there is now a stepped floor with theatre seating and digital projection” he explained.

When asking Ron what his favourite memories were of working at the cinema, he told the Emu and Leonay Gazette, “Winning the Kodak Marketing Award for Babe, seeing a young man propose to his girl, witnessing the joy of a happy audience and hearing stereo sound in our theatre”.

This, of course, lead to asking Ron what his favourite film has been amongst the thousands that he had shown at the cinema over the years, “I can’t narrow down to one favourite. For me, I love an audience that really likes a movie. That’s what I enjoy the most”.

Congratulations to Ron and his team on 50 years of Glenbrook Cinema and wish them all the best for many more years to come.

Glenbrook Cinema | Image Supplied

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