Inspired by the Art Deco & Modernist Society of Western Australia’s recent publication Picture Palaces of the Golden West, this exhibition pays homage to the evolution of the motion pictures shows in the West.
Picture Palaces also brings to life the Revelation journey with the first public display of poster artworks, artefacts and festival narratives from the Revelation Film Festival's 20 year history in Perth.
Picture Palaces tells the story of the history of film and theatre in Western Australia. It aims to captivate wonder, imagination, and be a point of reminisce for movie and theatre fans of days gone by.
Picture Palaces is proudly presented by the City of Perth
Images from opening night, Thursday, 24th August 2017.
Learn more about the history of film in Perth throughout the years via the displays throughout the gallery.
See original cinema tickets, programmes, and postcards from Perth's golden history of theatre, treasured souvenirs of peoples silver screen experiences. (right)
Our second display case and wall of beautiful posters on boards present the chronological history of the Revelation's Perth International Film Festival, demonstrating how film has grown in the City of Perth of the last 20 years. (left)
Brief descriptions of all the magnificent Art Deco Theatres throughout Perth with beautiful timeless line drawing of the theatres in their glory days.
Ambassador Theatre 1928
Astor Theatre 1919
Como Theatre 1938
Mosman Park Memorial Hall 1921
Piccadilly Theatre 1938
Plaza Theatre 1937
Regal Theatre 1938
The Metro 1927
Theatre Royal 1897
Windsor Theatre 1937
To learn more, or to have a piece of history to take home with you, purchase Picture Palaces of the Golden West available at the front desk.
Picture Palaces is the premiere exhibition in the new Atlas Building Exhibition Gallery, come and visit the beautifully renovated space as we bring the building back into it's glory days. Bookshop also available for view. (left)
We welcome you to pull up a chair in either of our two small theatre spaces set up for your viewing pleasure, displaying short clips of timeless classics and a documentary style piece about Revelation's history. (right)
Take home a piece of history with the book that has inspired the exhibition. On display at the front desk for view and purchase. (right)
Find out more information about the book through the Museum's Collection Records. (left: hyperlinked image)