The cinema closed last year during a time when Victoria was experiencing ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was the perfect chance to give the historical building a facelift. The refurbishments included sanding and polishing the timber flooring, new seating was installed with the historical seating remaining in the front section, the walls were painted, and the curtains were cleaned.
Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said it was exciting that the refurbishments could now be shared with the community.
“We are so excited to host our grand re-opening of the cinema this month after much anticipation,” Cr Binks said.
“The cinema is such a special part of our community and is a fantastic way to spend your weekend.
“We will be screening the film Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG) which will be a fantastic event; tickets are free for this amazing re-opening weekend so get in fast before you miss out!”
Another fantastic part of the screenings will be the previews beforehand where short films will be played. These films were created by locals who participated in the Smartphone Stories Workshop last year.
“The Smartphone Stories project is a two-year travelling workshop series, visiting 24 locations across Victoria and empowering people to tell own stories using smartphones,” Cr Binks said.
The project is supported by the VicHealth Everyday Creative Partnerships program with Strathbogie Shire Council, presented by Cinespace in partnership with City of Port Phillip. Additional funding during the COVID-19 pandemic was received from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Details for the grand re-opening include:
- Date/Time: Saturday May 28, 7.30pm and Sunday May 29, 4pm
- Location: Euroa Community Cinema, 1B Bury St, Euroa
- Tickets: Book to register your free ticket via https://www.trybooking.com/BZPHN
The Euroa Community Cinema refurbishment project was funded through the Victorian Government’s Creative Victoria program, delivered by Regional Development Victoria.