Guidebook Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Housed in a sleek building on the edge of Federation Square, ACMI is “increasingly well known for innovative exhibitions, film festivals and its capacity to explore the past, present and future of the moving image in all its forms,” according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Young and old will flip out at the classic and contemporary video games, which you can play for free!” writes Ryan Smith in Hide Seek Melbourne. There are also free tours departing at 11am and 2pm and the subterranean galleries host regular themed exhibitions about technology and media … “ACMI also boasts two high-tech cinemas, playing documentaries, cult films and classics that you won’t see at the multiplex. And just as amazing is the Australian Mediatheque – a digital archive of Australian television and film that VT and movie buffs can access any day of the week.”

Oh, and ACMI is also “a world of screen-based art that is like heaven for film junkies and gamers …”

Here’s a detailed history of ACMI compiled by Scanlines

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