The animated blockbster "Brave" will screen at the return of the Dayboro Community Cinema on 18 August. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar.
local movie lovers. The closing credits haven’t run on a Dayboro entertainment
two-month hiatus, the Dayboro Community Cinema returns to the Dayboro
Community Hall this weekend with a screening an animated blockbuster.
cinema event, organised by the Dayboro Lions Club, has not been held since May
due to the unavailability of volunteer members.
It returns this Saturday night with Brave, the latest animated
blockbuster from Pixar, the studio responsible for Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo,
Cars and Wall-E.
Brave features the voice talents of Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson,
Julie Walters, Kelly Macdonald and Robbie Coltrane.
Dayboro Community Cinema Project Manager Ian Flinders said
movies had been screened in the township for close to a century.
“The movies have been running in Dayboro since the 1920s so
there’s quite a history behind it,” he said.
Sadly, the days of the local movie screenings could be numbered.
“They’re not going to be bringing out 35mm print soon, and in
the next one or two years they will only be bringing out movies in digital
format,” Mr Flinders said.
“It costs about $40,000 for a digital projector and then
there are issues with obtaining the films and other contract and management
It currently costs the Dayboro Lions more than $600 to host a
movie each month, including the costs for renting the new release movies, hiring
the hall and paying the projectionist.
To break even the group needs 100 people to come through the
doors for each film.
do it for profit, just as a community service,” Mr Flinders said.
we did turn a small profit and we put that money back into the community.”
The Dayboro Community Cinema is held on the third Saturday
of each month at the Dayboro Community Hall, at Bradley Street, Dayboro.
Brave will screen on 18 August at 7pm. Entry is $6 per
person or $18 for a family.
To keep up-to-date with Dayboro Community Cinema’s
upcoming films phone 3425 1570 or email email@example.com