In 1958 Extension No. 1 to Irene Township was proclaimed; this included Hack’s Stores, the garage and cafe in Vredenburg Buildings and two other erven designed to meet Irene’s business requirements. It will probably not be long before Extension No.2 to Irene Township to provide more residential erven is established. Another recent development in Irene was the establishment of the Irene Film Studios near the Irene Homes. The studios have become well-known in the film world and a number of films have been made there. Irene has even been referred to as Little Hollywood!