Spectral Ecologies Event: Imagining Mildura Down Town Cinema Walk

Spectral Ecologies Event: Imagining Mildura Down Town Cinema Walk
Image: 16th Street Drive In Mildura.

Mildura Cinema Walk and Story Sharing
11am, Sunday 9 April
Meeting point: Opposite Mildura Brewery, Langtree Avenue, Mildura

FREE EVENT – but please call Mildura Arts Centre to book a place, Tel: (03) 5018 8330

Mildura has a fascinating cinematic history that has seen film screenings take place across the city since the 1910s in beautiful picture palaces, co-opted halls and drive-ins. Some of these spaces became iconic symbols of modernity; others were sites for early experimental processes; and for others they were spaces where locally made films were screened.

Join artist Sam Nightingale, as he leads a walk around downtown Mildura searching out these traces of cinema history that can still be found dotted across the city. The walk is an opportunity to share memories and learn about Mildura’s cinematic past as well as the chance to discover the layers of history that are often hidden within the architecture of the everyday.

In the walk we will see cinemas that are still standing, even if no longer used, picture-palaces that have left only ghostly traces of their former glory and structures that need our imagination to project the past into the present. Rather than being a guided tour, this artist-led walk offers the opportunity for a collective imagining of Mildura’s cinematic splendour! Join us!

Max 10 people

Please bring along your memories and any photos or memorabilia you would like to show!

Presented as part of Spectral Ecologies at Mildura Arts Centre, which includes an exhibition at Mildura Arts Centre and free public events in Ouyen, Robinvale and Mildura.

Spectral Ecologies explores the Mallee through the idea of the “cinematic” by exploring the ways that the changing technologies and ecologies of cinema enable us to see, to experience and to engage with the region.