The Star Theatre at Invermay has thrown open its doors to the general public for the Easter Weekend, welcoming large numbers of locals and tourists keen to get a glimpse of a classic cinema built in the 1930s.
After a frantic week preparing the building for the weekend’s festival, with St Vincent de Paul moving out on Monday, co-owner Paul Lee-Archer said the weekend was already shaping up to be a success.
Mr Lee-Archer said the weekend’s schedule of film showing, historical talks, whisky tastings and a gala cocktail event on Saturday night had all been well received by the general public.
This is the first day that it’s been open as a cinema for forty-eight years.
“This is the first day that it’s been open as a cinema for forty-eight years, and the whole idea of these few days is for people to see what it looks like now before we complete the renovation hopefully by the end of the year,” he said.
Former usher at the Star Theatre Peter Reigh Bomford presented a range of Star Theatre memorabilia and history, including posters, ticket stubs, record books and schedules from across the theatre’s years of history.
The theatre will be open until Monday for the general public.
For more information visit startheatre.com.au