DESPITE Numurkah having been home to not only one, but two, cinemas, sadly for 35 years now, both cinemas have been closed, leaving locals to have to travel to Shepparton to enjoy the movies.
Recognising the community need for a local cinema, the ‘Movies at Numurkah Film Society,’ was established, resulting in the reintroduction of movies shown at the Numurkah Town Hall throughout the year.
Barbara Sinclair said, “The Numurkah Town Hall has a really lovely atmosphere with seating for 150 people, but we encourage people to bring along their beanbag and to enjoy the atmosphere. People can bring your own wine to share with friends and enjoy the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere of the Town Hall.
Movies at Numurkah Film Society are funded solely by movies memberships of just $50 per family/couple or $35 for singles for an annual membership entitling you to 11 movies.
Movies at Numurkah Film Society treasurer, Barbara Sinclair said, “Run by volunteers, we show a movie each month (except December) and we encourage people to stop and have a chat and a cuppa afterwards. Our aim is to provide a friendly, safe and local place to go out and at a low cost to boot.”
Now in the second half of the membership year, Movies at Numurkah Film Society are offering memberships at a reduced price giving new members the chance to see a movie in June, July, August, September and October.
Barbara said, “On June 17 we will have the Cheeky Grog Co providing tastings of cider with Locheilan cheese providing cheeses to taste as well as How Now Happy Cow milk. After the movie, enjoy a scrumptious supper made by the Anglican Church – all this for $15 as well as 4 other movies.”
For more information, email [email protected] or find Movies at Numurkah on Facebook.