More movies, please

BASS Coast Shire Council was urged to show more general interest films at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre.
Tenby Point’s Anne Mennell made the call at council’s Community Connection session last Wednesday.
Ms Mennell said residents were assured general interest films would be shown after renovations of the centre were completed.
“Since then, films have been shown in the June and September school holidays, but nothing in between,” she said.
“Despite many enquiries as to when regular programming would resume, there has been no information about films being shown outside the school holidays, even though there have been plenty of opportunities when no other events were scheduled.”
Ms Mennell said there was a demand for more popular films, with residents from Phillip Island opting to make the 200 kilometre round trip to Warragul to see a movie.
“People in Inverloch, Cape Paterson and Wonthaggi can drive relatively easily to Leongatha and go to the cinema there. However, this is not feasible for people in the Waterline area. Leongatha is a long way across the hills on narrow roads and it is not an easy drive at night,” she said.
“I was expecting to see regular programming of general interest films long before this. There has been no explanation as to why this has not happened yet.
“There is now only five weeks until Christmas and we will be back into school holidays again with an understandable emphasis on children’s films. After that, there is a short window where theatrical groups will be getting into rehearsals.”
Outgoing mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said council would take the questions on notice.

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