The grand old dame of Camberwell, the Heritage Listed Rivoli has always been a favourite cinema of mine.
The beautiful Art Deco architecture both inside and out, evokes memories of old school Hollywood glamour.
A gorgeous curved staircase, retro furniture and plush red velvet curtains give a warm and welcoming feel to the cinema. On the day we visited, an artist was painstakingly restoring the colours of the mosaic floor tiles in the foyer.
I love Australian films and Last Cab to Darwin was showing, so in we went. What a fantastic film. Michael Caton is brilliant in the lead role, as are each and every one of the supporting cast. A poignant story, with lots of giggles along the way and stunning cinematography had me captivated for the duration of the film.
I also underestimated the quantity of tissues required and had to do a mid-film tissue run, to cope with the 10 litres of tears I shed.
Kudos to all involved with the making of this incredible (true) story.
What: Rivoli Cinema
Where:200 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell
Why: architecture, cinema
How Much: Ticket prices vary - see here for special offers.