Melbourne Fantasy Film Group

A club associated with the Melbourne Science Fiction Group.

Paul J. Stevens once rented the Astor Theatre in St Kilda for a showing of Flash Gordon serials. A dispute between the projectionist of that theatre and the projectionist for the films resulted in the booked theatre not being of use. Eventually a private theatrette in Toorak was used. (This incident is described by John Bangsund in a 1968 piece reprinted in Kangaroo Feathers 1, and was also remembered by Merv Binns on the occasion of his being presented the Peter McNamara Achievement Award at Continuum 11 in 2015.)


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