Sun Pictures celebrates 100 years in the Kimberley

Written on the 4 December 2016

Sun Pictures celebrates 100 years in the Kimberley The world's oldest operating open-air cinema, located in outback Western Australia, is about to turn 100 years old.

Sun Pictures, in the Kimberley town of Broome, is celebrating a century of open-air cinema

Opened in 1916 to show silent films, the picture gardens became a social hub of the isolated outpost for residents of all ages and races.

Over the years, it has adapted to extensive changes in cinema and society up until the 1960s it was subject to racial segregation.

Despite these restrictions, interracial romances blossomed.


Source: ABC

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