National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Canberra

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Housed in a grand structure, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia catalogues Australian film and sound productions, which in turn chronicle much of the country's history. While much of the footage is stored in environmentally controlled vaults, a huge amount is on display. Be sure to check the schedule for screenings throughout the week at Arc Cinema. Work out when and for how long to visit National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and other Canberra attractions using our handy Canberra trip planner.
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  • I haven't visited the NFSA for over three years. This time there was nothing there but old black and white clips running in two theatres and a display on fashion that was $10 entry. The girl at the de...  more »
  • This place once had a variety of Australian film memorabilia. This has gone. Apparently you can "view" it online only!! The cafe was closed during the day. My advice is dont waste your time - go to th...  more »
  • Thought I'd see some Aussie TV, Screen and Audio history..... saw nothing ! Close the place .... waste of time just imagine what a tourist would think  more »
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  • The staff are friendly and the location is beautiful. They screen interesting movies at cheap prices, and best of all there are no ads before the movies. Instead one of the staff gives a short introduction to the movie.
  • It's such a beautiful building with very interesting history. The mysteries are intriguing but wont say anymore about them. Staff are really knowledgeable and ao friendly. All in all a great experience that I cannot recommend highly enough.
  • Excellent just as good as I remember from years past Thanks again
  • A beautiful historical building which l have only just discovered
  • An amazing location showing great shows, doing great work.

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