The Dungog Cinema also known as the James Theatre, Dungog Picture Show and Dungog Theatre is the oldest purpose-built cinema still operating in Australia!
The theatre has known wider fame in recent years as host to the Dungog Film Festival. Also, The historic James Theatre building and newly updated digital cinema projector are for hire for community and private events and functions.
The venue also operates as a live performance theatre venue and general civic meeting space for the greater Dungog community.
Specialty Theatre was engaged to replace the aging cinema acoustic wall curtains in the cinema portion of the venue as well as to provide a new, velvet front-of-house curtain, a matching valance curtain, leg curtains on rotating leg units, and backdrop curtains to create a functional black-box theatre space for a wide variety of performance space uses.