DRINKERS at Paddington can now see up to four different talkie film shows a day with their public-bar drinks. The wife of the licensee of the Rose, Shamrock and Thistle Hotel, Mrs Arthur Alsop, operates a projector. Films also are shown in the Unicorn Hotel, not more than 100 yards away. They are projected on to a screen about 4ft 6in by 3ft, from machines in the centre of the bar. Some of the “audience” are pensioners who have not been to a cinema for years. Arthur Alsop, a Bondi iceberg, offers mostly sport shorts and musicales.
– Sydney Sun August 23 1953
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