(Flinders University, 2016-03-03)
Maltby, Richard George; Walsh, Michael David
AusCinema is based on information about the location of film exhibition in Australia in the period from 1948 to 1971. It uses information from the Annual Reports of Film Weekly, Australia’s national trade publication from its 1948/49 edition until it ceased publication in 1971. Each year, Film Weekly published a comprehensive list of screening venues, along with seating capacity and operator. This is an important time of transition in film exhibition. At the end of WW2, the cinema was a dominant form of leisure and entertainment. Following this a number of factors such as suburbanisation, the baby boom, the introduction of television and the expansion of alternative leisure activities caused radical readjustments in cinema exhibition.