Friday, 20 April 2012

1930's Film in a 1930's Cinema

I was so excited to be able to watch the movie Hugo in the art deco style Cygnet Cinema in Como, Perth.

My folks actually work here! My dad is the projectionist and my stepmum is the candy bar lady. I've never really appreciated it before, but now I'm just in love with the idea that we can visit this beautiful art deco monument!

With vintage, you either think it's just for old people, or you understand the innovative design of the times. That's where I'm at now. Check out the interior:

Very cool! I'll tell you about the film Hugo later today.
Must go to the shops!


  1. Oh wow, I love old theatres!! And how great is it that both your parents work there? I would be there all the time watching movies :) We actually have an old-style theatre here in Adelaide called the Capri Theatre and there's a guy who comes out of the ground and plays an old-fashioned organ before the movie starts. I haven't been there in ages but when I go I always get a choc-top ice-cream to eat, somehow watching the movie wouldn't be complete without it!

    P.S. I have wanted to see Hugo ever since it was released and I can't believe that I haven't yet. It looks like such a fantastic movie and I can't wait to read your review.

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

    1. Ha! Do you know my film review blog is called A Choc-Top and Me? You'll find it on my sidebar when you press the Films button. Go see Hugo - it is a cinematic delight! xx

  2. Ow wow, there's something about seeing a movie in an old cinema like that - I've always wanted to go to the Windsor for the same reason.

  3. What a great post! If I ever get to Perth, I'm coming to the movies.
    I think your parents are wonderful to be part of this tradition.
    Love your blog.

    1. My Dad has been working in cinemas and drive-ins since he was about 16. He just loves it! xx

  4. Oh the Cygnet is looking good!
    Loved Hugo

    1. It is very pretty. Developers are going to upgrade it soon, to a four cinema complex, and will retain the art deco features, thank goodness!

      I thought Hugo was wonderful too. :)


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