Port Fairy is a small coastal town of 3,500 people in South West Victoria, Australia. Our Film Society is a community group of non-professional film lovers. The PFFS is run by volunteers. The PFFS became the de facto cinema exhibitor in 2005 after the private operator decided it was not viable to continue. The PFFS has a primary program of 12 monthly Film Society screenings of popular and sometimes art house films and during the christmas holidays we run the summer movie program which starts in December and continues through to late January. We also host our own Australian Film Festival.
Digitisation threatens the survival of
Port Fairy's Reardon Theatre
by Lily Partland : abc.net.au/local
Didgital deadline for Port Fairy Theater
By Matt Neal : Warrnambool Standard
In 2014 after sixty years, 35mm film has ceased to be available and E-Cinema the other media we use to provide the diverse range of new release and art house films for our members. Is being made redundant
we needed to Go Digital or Go Dark
To fund the replacement of the 35mm film projectors and analogue sound system. With a new DCP D-cinema projection and sound processing system.
We Would like to thank:
The Moyne Shire Council, Port Fairy Folk Festival, South West Community Fund Isobel and David Jones Foundation, Pacific Hydro Sustainable Communities Fund Belfast and Port Fairy Lions Club, Port Fairy Rotary Club, Port Fairy Traders Port Fairy and District Community Bank, Bamstone, Port Fairy Craft Group And the hundreds of supporters who have responded. Some of the old 35mm equipment has gone for display in Chiltern. One set of the 60 years old Australian made Super Standard 35mm system. has been kept for display in the Reardon Theatre. In 2015 and beyond Port Fairy community and visitors will continue to share the images of dreams and romance from the marvelous movies That will illuminate the big screen of the Reardon Theatre from a new 2D 2k laser lamp NEC1100 digital DCP projector.Thank you to our suppliers, James and Martin Gardiner of DigitAll,For advice from John and Barry from the Ararat, Greg and Callum from the Warrnambool Capitol Theater. Ken from Hamilton.Thanks to the effort and support of the Port Fairy Film Society Committee all its members and Reardon Theatre since 2002 Thank you to our generous and supportive community