Italian Family History Group
Co.As.It. Italian Family History Group invite you to attend our July 2014 meeting with special guest: Antonio Zeccola – Founder, Owner & Managing Director of Palace Films and Palace Cinemas

When: Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 – 6:45pm for 7:15pm start
Where: The Italian Forum Cultural Centre, Performance Hall,23 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Antonio ZeccolaFounder, Owner & Managing Director of Palace Films and Palace Cinemas

Mario Sardi

Antonio Zeccola is a man whose life-long passion for film has lead him to build Australia’s only national art-house cinema network, theatrically release some of Australia and the world’s most iconic films, and has positioned him amongst the most highly respected people in the Australian film and cinema industry today.

Antonio is the Founder, Owner and Managing Director of Australia’s leading quality film distributor Palace Films, and the world’s largest network of independent cinemas Palace Cinemas, which includes screens across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.

Antonio’s passion for cinema began at a very early age and is a journey that started in the small town of Muro Lucano in Italy, where his father ran films in the local town hall. A story with striking resemblance to Tonatore’s cinematic classic Cinema Paradiso, Antonio took the passion instilled in him by his father and brought it with him when he immigrated to Australia in the late fifties. From the town halls of Melbourne’s suburbs in the early sixties, Antonio provided the local communities with films imported from Italy. He ran his first cinema, the Pix in 1963, and soon after, while running the Metropolitan cinema with his brother in Brunswick, built a large following of people from all walks of society with a thirst for quality foreign-language cinema options. click here for more information >>

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Co.As.It. Italian Family History Group Monthly Talk Events Calendar
6.45 for a 7.15pm start

August 27, 2014 Gabriella Della Vedova Conti – Author Sulle Ali dell’Arcobaleno
September 24, 2014 Frank Caruso – Caruso’s Natural Health
October 22, 2014 Joe Avati – Comedian, Actor and producer
November 19, 2014 Dr Cristoforo Garigliano – Italian heritage through migrants’ music and documentary films

Don’t miss out: Entry Fee  $5.00 per person @ the door

Please RSVP by 18 July 2014

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