Kings Cinema

Exhibition

The famous Kings cinema chain built many art deco cinemas in Sydney’s suburbs in the 1930s. The Kings Cinema at Powerhouse Ultimo, is a recreated 1930s-style art deco cinema. Sadly, the recreation of the Kings Cinema is only possible because so many of these old buildings have been demolished. The foyer includes interior fittings from the landmark Queen Victoria Building and the seats are from the Manly Odeon, built in 1932 and demolished in 1985.

Enjoy daily screenings of short films relating to current and recent Powerhouse exhibitions and programs.

Highlights

Connecting Hearts, Temple Stay

Connecting Hearts, Temple Stay documents a traditional cultural experience program that highlights the daily life of a practitioner at a mountain temple, where the history and culture of 1700 years of Korean Buddhism live and breathe. This film is supported by the Korean Cultural Centre and the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism in South Korea.

The Woman and the Car and This Woman is Not a Car

Presented in association with Clay Dynasty, The Woman and the Car looks at motherhood and mobility, film and feminism through the prism of Margaret Dodd’s classic short film This Woman is Not a Car, which is a nightmarish vision of a young mother trapped in suburbia. This film includes adult themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

Kings Cinema daily schedule

Start Time Title Duration (min:sec)
10:00am Powerhouse Program‡ 10:00
Bill Buckle, Automotive Designer and Dealer
‘This is the story of the Dart Goggomobil’
02:33
Agatha Gothe-Snape, Powerhouse Embedded Artist
‘Eucalyptusdom reckons with our ever-changing relationship with the Eucalypt’
01:41
Bob Moran, Engineer
‘The only certainty is the certainty of change’
01:26
Excerpt from Gadgets, Dreams and Dilemmas
A Conversation With Jaron Lanier – Sydney Science Festival 2021
02:55
Electric Keys
Exhibition Promotional Video
00:15
Robert Rosen: Glitterati
Exhibition Promotional Video
00:08
J.H Maiden – Curator, 1882
‘To this end it is intended to collect together typical collections of all materials of economic value belonging to the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, from raw materials through the various stages of manufacture to the final product or finished article ready to use.’
03:07
10:30am Connecting Hearts, Temple Stay* 마음을 잇다, 템플 스테이 48:00
11:20am Powerhouse Program‡ 10:00
11:30am The Woman and the Car (2018) by Kate Blackmore followed by
This Woman is Not a Car (1982) by Margaret Dodd†
27:55
21:38
12:20pm Powerhouse Program‡ 10:00
12:30pm Connecting Hearts, Temple Stay* 마음을 잇다, 템플 스테이 48:00
01:20pm Powerhouse Program‡ 10:00
01:30pm The Woman and the Car (2018) by Kate Blackmore followed by This Woman is Not a Car (1982) by Margaret Dodd† 27:55
21:38
02:20pm Powerhouse Program‡ 10:00
02:30pm Connecting Hearts, Temple Stay* 마음을 잇다, 템플 스테이 48:00
03:20pm Powerhouse Program‡ 10:00
03:30pm The Woman and the Car (2018) by Kate Blackmore followed by This Woman is Not a Car (1982) by Margaret Dodd† 27:55
21:38

 

‡ These five films repeat on a 10 min loop until 10:30am, and then again on 10 min loop throughout the day.
* Supported by Korean Cultural Centre and the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism in South Korea.
† This film includes adult themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Tickets

TypeNamePriceComment
AdultGeneral EntryFreeNo booking required
ChildGeneral EntryFreeNo booking required
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