Mobile cinema is a picture of community connection

Published on 18 September 2023


If your community group is looking for a fun way to raise funds, entertain the kids, or just have a good night out, Corangamite Shire Council’s mobile cinema could be just the ticket.

Council’s Acting Coordinator Wellbeing Economy Tammy Young said the mobile cinema was available from November 2023 until March 2024.

“A movie night is a great way to build social connections in farming communities that don’t come together that often” she said.

“Many groups have used screenings to raise funds for their sporting club, hall improvements, charity and other causes.

“Community groups are welcome to apply. There are limited screenings available and community groups will need to purchase the DVD they are showing.

“Council can arrange the booking of the film on behalf of your community group.

“In the past year various groups have screened kids’ movies including ‘Sing 2’, ‘Frozen 2’, ‘Peter Rabbit’ and ‘Elvis’.

In collaboration with the Corangamite Film Society, Council can arrange a team of volunteers to take the mobile cinema equipment to your venue and show the movie of your choice.

Ms Young said screenings were subject to the availability of volunteers with Council arranging the booking on your behalf.

“Film distributors charge a small fee for the screening rights, which ranges between $150 and $350,” she said.

“Each expression of interest received will be assessed and we expect about 10 screenings will be held during the scheduled months.”

If you would like to screen a movie, download an expression of interest form here or contact the Council on 5593 7100 for a hard copy.

Expressions of interest close on Friday 20 October.

For more information, please call Ms Young on 5593 7100.