Camelot makes a silent return

Silent Movies are back at Camelot – but there was no Charlie Chaplin.

Instead patrons wore headphones.

The long wait is over and Movies at Camelot opened last week on 21 February, with silent movies on the big screen.

Camelot, the much-loved outdoor cinema at Memorial Hall in Mosman Park was forced to close last October, following complaints about noise from a handful of neighbours. This was the cinema’s 23rd season under the stars.

News that the heritage-listed cinema was ceasing to operate triggered a wave of outrage in the community. 500 people signed a petition to show their support.

Luna Palace Cinemas pulled the plug leaving the hall’s new tenants, Perth International Jazz Festival in a tizzy. After months of work behind the scenes and liaising with The Town of Mosman Park, a solution was found.

Moviegoers are given headphones — like the ones at silent discos. These noise-cancelling wireless headphones are worn over the ears and the level of sound can be adjusted. It’s an immersive experience.

There is new seating and an option to bring your own deck chair. Alcohol, pizza and gelatos can be purchased at the venue. Wok and Roll across the road sells take away Japanese food.

Once the cinema is wrapped up for the season, in a month or so, expect live Jazz at the venue.

Check out upcoming movies right here!

Pack a picnic. Gates open at 5.30pm, with screenings commencing at 7.30pm

* By Jean Hudson


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