September 3, 2021
The Kingaroy Cinema has been given a $35,000 Federal Government lifeline.
The “Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods” (SCREEN) fund was announced on March 26 by Communications Minister Paul Fletcher.
The aim of the fund is to support independent cinema operators who have experienced significant declines in revenue due to COVID-19.
“(I am) pleased to see $35,000 awarded to the Kingaroy Cinema under the Federal Government’s $20 million SCREEN Fund,” Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said.
“This funding will support Kingaroy’s independent cinema to keep operating during a period of severe disruption, which is so important to the fabric of our community.
“Independent cinemas are so important to the social and cultural health of our communities in Australia, which is why we acted quickly to introduce this fund.”
Administered by Screen Australia, the fund assists independent cinema operators who have experienced significant declines in revenue due to the pandemic, with one-off business continuity grants of up to $85,000.