Movie lovers will be able to see The Monuments Men at Benalla Cinema @ BPACC just one day after its Australian release, to celebrate the launch of the cinema’s new digital projector on Friday 14 March.
A new projector marks the beginning of a $316,000 refurbishment of BPACC (Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre).
The digital projector will allow movies to be screened closer to their release date, and Benalla Rural City Mayor Cr Barbara Alexander says it will make BPACC an even more attractive entertainment venue.
“Currently patrons have to wait up to ten weeks from a movie’s release date to see it, but now we’ll be able to show movies within two to three weeks of release, and we’ll be able to show a much wider range of movies too,” Cr Alexander said.
BPACC is celebrating the launch of the digital projector on 14 March with a screening of The Monuments Men in a special deal of $10 tickets that include popcorn, and a glass of champagne, wine, soft drink or water. On Saturday 15 March, a Family Movie Day will show the acclaimed family movie Frozen, with $5 children’s tickets or $25 for a family of four, with one free popcorn per family.
“If people haven’t already experienced the Cinema at BPACC, with its incredibly comfortable and roomy seating and spacious auditorium, I hope they will take this opportunity to come along,” Cr Alexander said. “The newer movie releases are another reason why you don’t you have to leave Benalla to have a great time.”
“The support of local businesses has been instrumental particularly in purchasing the digital projector,” Cr Alexander said. “They have partnered with the Council to improve our local facilities in this way, understanding that such improvements have a beneficial flow-on effect to the whole local economy.”
The BPACC refurbishment project includes funding from the Victorian Government ($237,000), Benalla Rural City Council ($40,000), Friends of BPACC Inc, Benalla youth fundraising groups, and local businesses including Ryan and McNulty, Smith Dosser and Rose City Mowers.
The cinema first opened at BPACC in June 2008 and seats 344 patrons. Visit www.bpacc.com.au for more information.