Friday, November 8, 2013

Maitland bids farewell to film

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The curtains are about to close on Maitland’s love affair with film.
More than two decades after the city’s cinema complex screened its first movies, the four picture theatres are going digital.
Maitland Reading Cinema will close on Monday for a $1.5 million refurbishment, which will include the conversion to digital, new carpet, seats, curtains and lights.
The final three movies screened via film will be Prisoner staring Hugh Jackman, Captain Phillips staring Tom Hanks and Two Guns with Denzel Washington.
“These will be the last films shown in Maitland, possibly the Hunter,” cinema manager Yvette Cavanagh said.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 31, 2013.