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Overlooking Manildra


Population: 464  

Established: 1885

Famous for: The Amusu Theatre (Australia’s 
oldest continuously operating picture theatre)
and Manildra Flour Mill (largest in the Southern 

Historical Milestones: The historic Amusu 
Theatre actually commenced as a travelling picture show in 1923 and the theatre itself has been screening films regularly since 1936! The art deco Amusu Theatre still operates today entertaining visitors with new 
releases in an old world, charming setting. The Flour 
Mill commenced operations in 1952.

What you can expect now: Manildra lies on the banks of the Mandagery Creek halfway between Orange and Parkes.  There’s a pub, general store, gift shops and museums to browse as well. The park has a great BBQ set up or you could drop a line into the Mandagery or Boree Creek. Manildra is an RV friendly town with a dump point located at the Showground on Orange Street.


Key events to plan for:

  • Amusu Theatre Movie show once a month
  • Sunday Matinees - May - October
  • Australia Day celebrations - January
  • Manildra Ute Muster - April
  • Manildra Agricultural Show - September
  • Manildra Christmas celebrations and 
Fireworks - December


Must see and do:

  • Step back in time at Amusu Theatre 
Find your favourite movie at the Poster Museum
Check out the size of the Manildra Flour Mills
  • Enjoy the inviting country welcome and vistas


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