Kyogle Cinema steps into the digital age
WITH the first viewing of the movie Adventures in Zambezia this Friday, Kyogle Cinema will have stepped into the digital era.
After a huge number of fundraisers and community support, the cinema has finally been able to buy a digital projector.
"We started fundraising last October when Fuji and Kodak said they would stop making movies on 35mm film in March," Kyogle Community Economic Development Committee deputy chairman Jim Crawter said.
The committee is responsible for running the cinema and had a target to raise $55,000 for the new equipment.
In addition the Kyogle Tidy Towns committee presented Mr Crawter and floor manager Margaret Olive with a cheque for $6000 to go towards a new audio system.
"We run the farmers market each Saturday morning and had other fundraising events so we can put money back into the community," Tidy Towns chairman Robert Dwyer said.
Mr Crawter said the sound system would make the cinema perfect for Kyogle.
"It's like taking away an old Holden and being given a new racing car," he laughed.
"The absolute support of the community with all their fundraising has been wonderful and we say a big 'Thank you' to everyone involved."