This DVD contains special interest material related to cinema history, movie theatre history, architecture, Australian cinema, orchestra music, and art. The State Theatre in Sydney, Australia was fully restored in the early eighties and prompted this documentary to be commissioned in honour of the magnificent building. This featurette combines glorious period costumes with glamourous cinematography. Beautifully shot, it showcases this luxurious 2000 seat heritage-listed theatre which tastefully incorporates elements of Art deco, Italian and Gothic design.
Including Forgotten Cinema & The State Theatre Orchestra, 1934
Did You Know?
A scene in the film was shot at the opening night of the 1984 Sydney Film Festival. The opening night film was Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" with star James Stewart in attendance (he was on a worldwide publicity tour promoting Universal's "The Essential Hitchcock" film reissues, with the return of "Rear Window", "Vertigo", "Rope", "The Man Who Knew Too Much" and "The Trouble With Harry" to cinemas after decades in the vaults). James Stewart said on stage that night that the State Theatre was one of the greatest he'd ever been to in his life -sadly neither this statement or the speech he made that night is included in this short subject, "Palace Of Dreams". See more