The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

‘Fe­bru­ary 11, 1978: A long time ago in a cin­ema far, far away from where he is now, a boy and his dad are walk­ing into dark­ness. The boy hugs a bag of Rev­els and a small pop­corn to his chest, his dad steers him with a firm hand on the shoul­der down the aisle, the car­pet stick­ing to their feet. The film hasn’t started yet but al­ready the faces of those seated are turned to­wards the ad­ver­tise­ments, painted with pale light. Ten­drils of cig­a­rette smoke weave and knot to­gether in the black void be­tween the screen and au­di­ence ... Thomas Ma­jor has never been hap­pier. It is his eighth birth­day treat.’


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