Hello and Welcome
A message from Mary and Graham
A Brief History
Mary and Graham Morris, the current owners, are proud to be associated with the Old Picture Theatre. We returned to Pemberton after a number of years, following many family holidays with the children going fishing and trying to catch marron.
It was really refreshing to see that Pemberton had retained its charm particularly in the main townsite with the timber mill cottages still being down the main street and some historic buildings such as the Pemberton Hotel still representing a building of the past.
Most importantly the big karri trees are still standing and the forest still maintains its charm. It certainly is a unique part of Western Australia.
Enjoy your stay
Since owning the Old Picture Theatre we have taken great pride in retaining the unique and historical status of the accommodation while modifying the front gardens of the building, so vegetables and flowers are mixed together to create a cottage garden atmosphere.
We hope you will get the opportunity to enjoy The Old Picture Theatre Holiday Accommodation and look forward to looking after you as our guests.
MEMORIES OF MATINEE MOVIES
In June 2012 Mary and Graham (owners) had the pleasure of hosting Ron Jones and his wife Valmae.
Ron is the son of Allan Jones who built the original cinema in 1929. It was run as a cinema until 1972. Below is the newspaper article produced to celebrate the occasion and a copy of the cinema, with Allan Jones’ Circuit Picture van, taken in 1938.
At the end of 2012, Ron Jones kindly donated back one of the original Picture Theatre projectors along with some other Picture Theatre memorabilia and movie posters to put in our newly developed mini museum at the rear of the Picture Theatre. When guests come to stay at the accommodation they can now recapture the local history of the Picture Theatre.