Event held on February 21

Tales of the Tasma

Provided by: coffs harbour regional museum

Event runs from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
To Be Held At

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum

Address: 215 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450


Join us for this event during Seniors' Week in sharing stories of the jewel of Coffs Harbour's cinema - The Tasma. A special showcase of items from our collection will be on display as well as an opportunity to see the Tasma exhibition, where you can sit in the original cinema seating and see a short video on the history of the Tasma.

Meet and chat with the museum team who are interested to hear your stories and see any memorabilia and photos that you might have associated with this amazing building!

$5 per adult

tickets include a cinema themed morning tea
Limited ticket sales: RSVP HERE

Cinema In Coffs Harbour
In the early years, “moving pictures” came to town with travelling shows that used country halls and other places of public assembly. In Coffs Harbour, the venue was the School of Arts, a basic, hall-like building which opened on the north side of High Street, between Grafton and Castle Streets, in 1904. This was a vibrant centre of community life, used constantly for dances, balls, musical evenings, plays and public meetings. In 1908, it was significantly expanded and re-modelled, with a library and reading room added. From 1912, moving pictures were shown.

photo: Jack Gerard taking a movie at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club’s inaugural meeting, 7 August 1948 Picture Coffs Harbour mus07-9088