The 25 most beautiful cinemas in Australia

While some movie lovers would happily watch a classic while sitting on a log in a remote jungle and still be content, there are many who find the decor, spirit and history of the cinema an essential element of their movie-going experience. The rise of streaming services and the increasing affordability of home cinema setups has meant that the act of attending a cinema is no longer to be taken for granted by venue operators and the cinema industry. Since it is no longer necessary to go out to see…

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A view of Liverpool city centre viewed from the Anglican Cathedral. Photo from Wikimedia nCommons

Developments cost Liverpool waterfront’s World Heritage status

UNESCO has stripped the city of Liverpool of its world heritage status due to the “irreversible loss” to the historic value of Victorian docks following years of development. The UN’s heritage body said the “outstanding universal value” of Liverpool’s waterfront had been lost to new buildings, including Everton football club’s £500m stadium. In 2012, UNESCO warned that Liverpool was on the brink of being stripped of the status it had been awarded in 2004 because development was changing the city’s skyline and waterfront. The UN agency said developments such as…

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Regal Cinema Model

Tribute to model maker for brilliant scale replicas of landmark Leamington cinema

A former manager of Leamington’s landmark cinema has paid tribute to his late friend and model maker who created brilliant scale replicas of the building. Gary Stevens was the manager of The Apollo Cinema – now the Vue Cinema – in Portand Place East in the 1990s when he first met Peter Lee. Peter lived in Leamington with his wife Sally for 45 years and he became known by town historians and art fans for his hobby that led to TV and radio interviews, a DVD of his work, and…

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