Cinema Posters

Valhalla Cinema

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Sitting on Glebe Point Road at the corner of Hereford Street, the Valhalla was I believe the biggest and best of the arthouses in Sydney, at least by the eighties. Their colourful posters were an icon, you can see one on the fridge in period sitcom Hey Dad and indeed date the episode by the colour of the poster. It was a long train and bus ride from where I lived in the eighties, but in the 90s I moved to a warehouse on Hereford street a block from the corner, whereupon I proceeded to get into computers and neglect the old friend which was now on my doorstep. Sadly the old lady was shut down in the early 2000s and turned into office space. I believe the old Craven cafe is still running next door.

Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1984 July 1984
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Valhalla Cinema Poster January 1985
January 1985
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Valhalla Cinema Poster June 1985
June 1985
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Valhalla Cinema Poster January 1986
January 1986
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Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1986
July 1986
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Valhalla Cinema Poster January 1987
January 1987
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Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1987
July 1987
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Valhalla Cinema Poster January 1988
January 1988
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Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1988
July 1988
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Valhalla Cinema Poster January 1989
January 1989
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Valhalla Cinema Poster June 1989
June 1989
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Valhalla Cinema Poster February 1990
February 1990
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Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1990
July 1990
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Valhalla Cinema Poster December 1990
December 1990
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Valhalla Cinema Poster May 1991
May 1991
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Valhalla Cinema Poster October 1991
October 1991
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Valhalla Cinema Poster January 1992
January 1992
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Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1992
July 1992
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Valhalla Cinema Poster October 1992
October 1992
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Valhalla Cinema Poster December 1992
December 1992
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Valhalla Cinema Poster February 1993
February 1993
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Valhalla Cinema Poster April 1993
April 1993
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Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1993
July 1993
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Valhalla Cinema Poster September 1993
September 1993
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Valhalla Cinema Poster November 1993
November 1993
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Valhalla Cinema Poster February 1994
February 1994
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Valhalla Cinema Poster March 1994
March 1994
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Valhalla Cinema Poster April 1994
April 1994
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Valhalla Cinema Poster May 1994
May 1994
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Valhalla Cinema Poster June 1994
June 1994
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Valhalla Cinema Poster September 1994
September 1994
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Valhalla Cinema Poster October 1994
October 1994
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Valhalla Cinema Poster January 1995
January 1995
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Valhalla Cinema Poster July 1995
July 1995
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Valhalla Cinema Poster September 1995
September 1995
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Encore Cinema

The Encore on Devonshire Street was about as close as Sydney came to the New York grindhouse experience. Actually it was a pale shade of the reality described in Sleazoid Express, but it was what we had. A small cinema, wooden seats, disgusting septic snack counter in the foyer, and a bill of old favorites and occasional surprises. For the former, the Robot Monster / Plan 9 double bill was always full. For the latter, Flesh For Frankenstein in polarized 3D was amazing.

Rumours abounded. The manager was supposed to be an amazing pervert and a danger to the kiddies. He was said to posses a huge collection of valuable celluloid and make most of his money not from tickets but from supplying historical footage to film makers and TV producers.

Encore Cinema poster July 1990 July 1990
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Encore Cinema special posters July 1990 July 1990 extras
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Encore Cinema poster August 1990 August 1990
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Encore Cinema poster September 1990 September 1990
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Encore Cinema poster October 1990 October 1990
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Encore Cinema poster November 1990 November 1990
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Encore Cinema poster January 1991 January 1991
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Encore Cinema poster February 1991 February 1991
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Encore Cinema poster March 1991 March 1991
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Encore Cinema poster April 1991 April 1991
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Encore Cinema poster May 1991 May 1991
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Encore Cinema poster June 1991 June 1991
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Encore Cinema poster May 1994 May 1994
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Encore Cinema poster June 1994 June 1994
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