Inside the walls of a huge country shed, vintage cinema projectors, harking back to the silent era, whir into life under David McGowan’s careful watch.
It’s like stepping back to a different time and Mr McGowan, a 71-year-old self-confessed ‘fanatic collector’ and cinema owner, is in his element.
‘I live in vintage land,’ he said with a laugh.
Mr McGowan recently acquired a huge collection of vintage cinema projection equipment and film reels, collected over many years by 78-year-old Phil Maddison, from Drillham, Queensland.
The collection is so big, it’s already taken six semi-trailer loads to move it to a shed near Mr McGowan’s home town of Laurieton, on the NSW Mid North Coast.