7 July, 2020
Gunnedah cinema goers will be treated to an enhanced cinematic experience when curtains are planned to reopen at The Civic next month, following extensive refurbishments at the venue.
The Civic is currently undergoing renovations including new carpet, seats, curtains and overhead lighting, as well as a new look candy bar.
A commemorative photo montage will also be installed on the back wall behind the candy bar, featuring images provided by the community of their memories at the Gunnedah Cultural Precinct.
Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the renovations have come at a good time, with new content currently limited due to the fluid COVID-19 situation.
“Release dates for most new films have been pushed back until at least later this year, so getting these refurbishments underway now means the community won’t miss out on any upcoming blockbusters,” Ms Mackley said.
“These renovations will help deliver a more comfortable, engaging cinema experience.
“The Civic Cinema has seen a lot of use and the well-worn seats and carpet is a good indication it is a much-loved community asset. There are a lot of people very enthusiastic to return.”
Renovations are scheduled to be completed during August, following which the cinema will reopen under COVIDSafe regulations.
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