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Pomona
Sunshine CoastQueensland
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Population: 1,004 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode: 4568
Location: 30 km (19 mi) W of Noosa Heads
LGA: Sunshine Coast
State District: Gympie
Federal Division: Wide Bay
Suburbs around Pomona:
Cooran Pinbarren Ringtail Creek
Cooran Pomona Lake MacDonald
Federal Black Mountain Cooroy

Coordinates: 26°21′47″S 152°51′22″E / 26.363°S 152.856°E / -26.363; 152.856

Pomona is a town located at the base of Mount Cooroora at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The town was originally called Pinbarren siding and was renamed Pomona in 1906, after the Roman goddess of fruit and orchards.[2][3] Pomona is 166 kilometres north of Brisbane, and approximately 30 minutes driving time from Noosa Heads.

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Pomona was settled in the late 1880s. The railway to Pomona was opened in 1891. The town became the administrative centre of the Noosa Shire in 1909. The original headquarters for the Shire were constructed in Pomona in 1911 on a site now used (since 1985) by the Cooroora Historical Society and Noosa Museum.

Pomona is notable for two things: the heritage-listed Majestic Theatre and the annual King of the Mountain race up the nearby, Mount Cooroora. The Majestic, [1] built in 1921, is claimed to be the world's oldest continuously operating silent movie theatre built for that purpose. (It was not the first theatre in the world in which silent films were screened. Some say that honour belongs to a theatre in Lyon, France). The Majestic has been a community-owned enterprise since October 2006.

Australian musician Darren Hanlon's album "Fingertips and Mountaintops" was entirely recorded in the Majestic Theatre.

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