Last Updated on May 7, 2021 by Red Nomad OZ
Many Australian natural attractions with public amenities are set amidst such scenic splendour that using them is part of the sightseeing experience. But once you’ve seen it, the view will be the same every time you visit.
So imagine a convenience block where the view changes a couple of times each night. And where, like a wormhole, it can transport you anywhere in the world, the known universe – AND beyond!
Wrong! For the convenience of its patrons, Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest outdoor cinema in operation has placed its amenities right next to the big screen.
So YOU get to choose the view because the film you’ve chosen to see is the scene at the loo. And it’s also what you’ll see from the amenities if your viewing is interrupted by natures call!
So doing your business really IS a pleasure – of course assuming you’re enjoying the show!
Established in 1916, Sun Pictures has survived bombing during World War 2, devastating cyclones and killer king tides. It’s now full of movie memorabilia and offers a wonderful, old-fashioned movie experience. Buy an ice-cream, bring a blanket and/or pillow and settle back into a deckchair to enjoy the show!
It’s also moved on from the segregated seating required by the pre-1967 Broome society hierarchy of this multicultural pearling town.
A postcard available from the cinema shop shows a full house with Europeans, Japanese, Chinese, Malays, Koepangers, Filipinos and Aboriginals. Although children crossed cultural boundaries and sat at the front or back with whoever else had been relegated to this less desirable position!
Nowadays, if you’re not enjoying the scenery of, say, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, just come back another night for a complete change of pace!
But whatever you’re watching, the awesome star filled Kimberley sky above the screen is a real distraction. It’s not the only distraction either. Directly under the flight path to the airport only a couple of kilometres away, your view of both the stars AND the screen may be blocked by a jet so close you could almost reach out and touch it …
Unless you’ve chosen that moment to visit the loo!!
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PS For another look at the FAAAABULOUS Sun Pictures historic outdoor cinema, see what A Taste of Travel had to say about it!!