The Crown Cinema in a parent's garage
Fred Page went to Preston Technical School. Along with Brian Harris and John Miller, they showed films in Fred's parents' garage in the late 1940s as a makeshift cinema. The theatre was named 'The Crown'. Seats and projection equipment were gleaned from various venues. Admission was 2d. They made a 'western' 'filmed in an old quarry where Bell St crosses the Darebin Creek'.
Cinema & Theatre Historical Society. Cinema Record, Issue 62. Ed 1. "Mad About Movies: Preston Boys Go DIY".