Forum Cinema

$115.00

The iconic Forum Cinema in Melbourne, viewed from Flinders Street. The cinema was previously known as the State Theatre, when it opened in 1929. It’s now used for concerts and special events.

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Mount this artwork on acid free mounting board with foamcore backing ready for framing. The artwork will be professionally mounted using high quality acid free tape, and bevel cut for an aesthetically pleasing finish. The default dimensions for mounting are 2 inches larger than the painted area of the artwork. To request custom dimensions, please add these details in the notes section with your order. More Info
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The Forum Cinema is located on the corner of Flinders and Russell Streets, in Melbourne. When it opened in February 1929, it was the largest theatre in the southern hemisphere. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ, which was later sold to the Moorabin City Council. Previously known as the State Theatre, the interior of the cinema resembled a Florentine garden. The auditorium and foyer were a dark blue colour with clouds and stars on the ceiling. The left side wall represented the Doge’s Palace in Venice and the right side wall the temple of the Venus de Capua in Naples. The decorations were complete with statues of naked gods and goddesses, imitation greenery and plaster doves.

In 1962 the cinema ceased operating as a single screen, and reopened shortly after with a 2nd screen which was equipped for 70mm presentations with Dolby surround sound. Occasional movies and special events take place at the Forum Cinema. One of these events is the Melbourne Film Festival, where I worked as a volunteer checking tickets. It also hosts concerts and functions with a capacity of 1,500, with most of the seating removed.

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 297 × 210 mm
Paper Type

Canson Cold Press 185gsm

Painted Area

278 x 189 mm

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Mounting

Mount your picture on acid free mounting board with foamcore backing ready for framing. The artwork will be professionally mounted using high quality acid free tape, and bevel cut for an aesthetically pleasing finish. The default dimensions for mounting are 2 inches larger than the painted area of the artwork. To request custom dimensions, please add these details in the notes section with your order.

Watercolour painting of Forum Cinema mounted in white

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