teens and it opened my world to that genre.”
Melanie loves the feedback
from film-goers and how certain movies take people back to when they first enjoyed the movie.
The first opening night last year was modern classic The Big Lebowski— timed for completion of the Village Cinema revamp.
Mel says the location iswarm and cosy for winter nights and they often have preentertainment, held insidewhen it is raining. The night out includes street food, music, a pop-up bar, candy and sometimes even a live band.
Mel has introduced screening short independent films by local filmmakers.
“There’s a lot of great talent out there and these movies need to be seen.” She’d like to hear from any potential filmmakers.
Mel encourages membership, a $35 one-off fee. Members get 20 per cent off movie tickets, first access to online ticket sales, competitions, free popcorn and candy bar discounts, newsletters and a goodie bag.
Melanie Mills runs the Cult Cinema Club at the revamped Historic Village Cinema.