blairsvillage cinema The blairsvilles cinema in central Victoria is famous for its classic 1930s-style cinema and the legendary black and white colour palette of its film.
But, for a limited time, the movie theatre is selling off the original film negatives for a fraction of the cost.
Photo: Supplied The blewsville cinema was originally built by the late Peter Blairs in 1926 as a house of worship for his late wife and the late Reverend Dr John Blairs.
They purchased it from a former property developer in the 1970s, and the cinema now stands as a museum.
The film was filmed at a studio on a site next to the Blairsville River and, as it sits vacant, it is the only film site in the area with a permanent camera.
Mr Blairs says he has been approached by film producers and producers are trying to find a buyer for the negatives.
“It’s a shame that they don’t have enough film for them to film at the Blairville Cinema,” he said.
Mr Blaires was approached by producers to sell the film negatives and is considering a number of other options. “
We don’t want to sell it, but if it was available for them it would be very much appreciated.”
Mr Blaires was approached by producers to sell the film negatives and is considering a number of other options.
Mr Tisdale is also trying to sell one of his own film prints.
“The blairs are probably going to need some more money for the restoration and for the prints,” he joked.
It’s a beautiful print, and I’ve got some prints that I think could go very, very far.””
But the prints are very good, very good prints.
It’s a beautiful print, and I’ve got some prints that I think could go very, very far.”