Step back in time at the silent theatrePomona, Queensland
In a world driven by technology, devices and information, stepping into the world’s longest-running theatre still showing silent films is like being taken back in time.
Located in the heart of the Noosa Hinterland in the small town of Pomona, the Majestic Theatre sits like a relic of a golden age where communities came together to watch a silent Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton flick while a maestro played the film’s score on an organ. Cinema-goers’ enjoyment of the film rested in the hands of the highly skilled organ player. At the Majestic Theatre you can experience this long lost artform every Saturday afternoon, when a classic silent film is accompanied by the playing of Ron West on the 1937 Compton organ.
The not-for-profit theatre and cinema also hosts screenings of cult and classic ‘talkies’, live events, functions, fundraisers, special events and private film screenings. Post performance, drop over to the Pomona Hotel. Built in 1905, this ancient rollicking pub with its spacious Queenslander balcony, 14-foot ceilings and delicate fretwork over the doors is also a relic of a bygone era and has barely changed in a century.
Tickets for most of the silent film screenings cost AU$15.