This 'Streamline Moderne' or 'Art Moderne' theatre was built in the late 1930s and is a superb example of the evolution of Art Deco architectural style. The Rivoli Theatre is among the most reportedly 'haunted' of Melbourne's theatre buildings, and was the subject of a 2003 report by our beloved ABC's Science News:
Reporter Elaine Mulcahy wrote: "Melbourne's Rivoli Cinemas never sleep. Even after the last show of the night, when all the staff have gone home, a host of dwellers allegedly roam through the historic building. The old man in row P of Cinema One remains in his seat awaiting the next film, while the old lady in the foyer gently blows the dust from the counter tops. Along the "whispering stairwell" ghosts are said to argue amongst themselves."
Now Heritage-listed, beautifully restored and fully operational as a multi-screen arthouse cinema, you can buy yourself a choctop and a ticket for a show, and keep your own eyes peeled for ghostly apparitions.
Harper and Charlie make original retro prints celebrating the culture, architecture and design of Melbourne and Australia.
Inspired by art from the 1950s and 60s, Harper and Charlie use vintage print techniques to achieve their authentic feel. If you look closely you might be able to spot the careful details - slipped registration, slight colour-bleed, or light scuffs in the design - that give these beautiful prints their warmth and character.
All Harper and Charlie prints are designed and made right here in Melbourne using the highest quality commercial grade inks. All prints use premium grade Ilford 180gsm matt paper.
Large prints will be posted carefully rolled in a tube and protected with a layer of brown paper. A4 prints will be posted flat, sandwiched between Kraft board.
Material(s): Commercial grade pigment inks, ILFORD 180gsm matt paper.
Dimensions (cm): Small - 27 x 21 (A4), medium - 40 x 30 (A3), large - 80 x 60 (A1).
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