• May 1995 Council Report
    • "The (Sun Theatre) development proceeding will be in the interest of the Yarraville community and will facilitate the economic growth of Yarraville Village"
  • May 1995 Former Councillor June Zappia
    • "Yarraville residents want the restoration project to proceed as quickly as possible"
  • July 1995 Noted local architect Hugh Bassett
    • "It would be hard to think of a more promising future for the Sun than to have it restored as a cinema by a group that is actively involved in the industry and therefore is likely to have a feeling for what the building represents to the local community"
  • June 1995 City of Maribyrnong CEO Barbara Champion
    • "It's a pretty major proposal, we've been here for five months, and I know the community is very excited about the prospect of the Sun Theatre being restored and becoming economically viable, and perhaps being used as a cinema in the future"
  • April 1996 long-time Yarraville residents Eddie & Phyllis Dewar
    • "It was so derelict before. I think the man (owner) deserves a medal for what he's done"
  • July 1996 Roll your own Theatre, Kay Gardiner
    • "Because we are a Yarraville based group, we very much wanted to be the first performance there because of the significance of the Sun.everyone is enthused about it and it felt right."
  • December 1997 The Mail
    • "Congratulations to the Sun Film Society for offering something so special to Maribyrnong"
  • March 1998 Herald Sun, Michael Smith (owner of the Sun Theatre and a cinema equipment manufacturing business)
    • "We liked the idea of having an old cinema as our base, but we never had the intention of having it as a cinema open to the public.everyone was banging on the door and coming on to the site, saying 'you have to open the cinema again and it was happening 3-4 times a day".
  • April 1998 The Mail
    • "Michael Smith is what might be termed a godsend to cinematic history"
  • January 1999 Letters to the Editor, Julie Worth on New Years Eve
    • "was part of a fabulous evening of community spirit, and enjoyed the wonderful diversity that makes Yarraville such a special place"
  • January 1999 letters to the Editor,Sgt Colin Arnell, Footscray Police on New Years Eve
    • "The event was attended by a large number of people who mingled together for a very relaxed and enjoyable evening in terrific surroundings...No more suggestions that the west is dead and lacking in community spirit."
  • December 1999 Herald-Sun the best of the week - family
    • "In an attempt to give those who can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on New Year's Eve night out, Yarraville's Sun Theatre is hosting an outdoor screening and fireworks display"
  • April 2000 The Mail, Trevor Flett (graphic artist of the Sydney 2000 olympic logo)
    • "A lot of cultural change has taken place at Yarraville. There is a distinct funky, punky, fringe element there now"