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The Cinephile’s Lounge: Week 4

Heya everyone! As it's almost weekend again, here's the cinephile's cinema, where we film lovers gather 'round and have a chat. Take a (virtual) drink, get some popcorn, and sit down in one of those lovely chairs.

Heya everyone!

As it’s almost weekend again, here’s the cinephile’s cinema, where we film lovers gather ’round and have a chat. Take a (virtual) drink, get some popcorn, and sit down in one of those lovely chairs.

Pathé © Tuschinski Theater

Pathé © Tuschinski Theater

This is the Tuschinski theater in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Probably the most gorgeous cinema in the whole of the Netherlands (and possibly the whole world).

It was commissioned by Abraham Icek Tuschinski in 1921 at a cost of 4 million guilders. The interior and exterior are a spectacular mix of styles, as designed by Hijman Louis de Jong; Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The main auditorium hosts many premieres of Dutch films. (read more)

Tuschinski's front

Tuschinski’s front

Pretty gorgeous, no? I’ve been lucky enough to have been there, being a Dutchie myself. If you ever get to visit Amsterdam, or The Netherlands in general, make sure you go here!

My week has been pretty good. Still getting used to living in Australia. The weather’s amazing here in Perth, though the 35+ C degrees I had to get used to. Now that I am, at least somewhat, I’m really enjoying it. It’s good to see the sun every day – something I wasn’t really used to in The Netherlands.

This weekend it’s Australia Day (26th), our first holiday while we’re here, and the partner will be off of work on Monday, too! We’re planning to at least go to the beach again on Saturday and Sunday, which is absolutely awesome. We went to the beach last Saturday and Sunday as well, and on Wednesday too! The coast here is really lovely, despite the constant threat of sharks, lion fish, jellies and other deadly creatures :p. Here’s a pic (no clue why it’s so hazy, but oh well):

City Beach in Perth

City Beach in Perth

I’ve been having a tough time keeping FilmInquiry up to date because I haven’t exactly had the best access to the internet – every time I’m complaining about it I feel like I should go attend an AA meeting. I truly feel like I’ve become an internet junkie over the years without even realizing it.

But a proper internet connection is kind of essential for a blogger, right? *shrug* It’s been frustrating to say the least, having to pay loads for mobile broadband or having to go to coffee shops to make (ab)use of their free wifi. I can’t even watch any trailers or videos at the moment simply because it costs me way too much data :/. So, unfortunately, there won’t be any previews of movies  for at least a while – not until we find permanent accommodation and get a proper unlimited data internet connection, hehe.

Other than that, I’m also looking for a job that actually pays (if I could pay my bills with blogging I would be as happy as I could ever be, but alas). Had a meeting last Tuesday and that went well – I’ll hopefully be doing some small time work with the University of Western Australia, on the Crime Research Department. I’m also planning towards getting a scholarship for a PhD, which I’m super excited about.

Yesterday, I went to the outdoor cinema in Burswood here in Perth, and it was super cool. They rent bean bags, so you can really sit nicely and have a picnic while watching a movie. We saw the Grease sing-a-long, not my first choice :p But it was nice, and I can’t wait to go there again – they do also show new movies.  I do plan on going there again soon!

Anyway, how was your week? What are your plans for the weekend? Going to see any movies?

Looking forward to talk with you in the comments!

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Manon is the founder and Editor in Chief of Film Inquiry. Originally a Dutchie, and having lived in Australia for 4 years, she now lives in Houston, TX. She has a Master's degree in Global Criminology, and is a screenwriter. Lives vicariously through film.

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