New pro­jec­tor shines the light

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Putaruru’s The Plaza has a brand, spank­ing new pro­jec­tor and will kick off monthly movie screen­ings this Sun­day.

And to top it off, peo­ple can head along to the first show­ing for just a gold Coin do­na­tion.

Screen­ings will nor­mally costs $10 per per­son.

The Plaza’s Emma Har­ri­son said the new pro­jec­tor would not only al­low them to screen movies, but they’d also be of­fer­ing re­fresh­ments be­fore and af­ter Sun­day Movies so that pa­trons had the op­por­tu­nity to catch up in a ‘cafe´ ’ style set­ting.

The 520 seat the­atre was orig­i­nally built as a cinema in 1959 and once used a 35mm pro­jec­tor for film screen­ings.

More re­cently they’d been re­stricted to music con­certs, per­form­ing arts, con­fer­ences, con­ven­tions and meet­ing for lo­cal com­mu­nity groups due to the qual­ity of their pro­jec­tor.

In 2015 The South Waikato Arts Trust ac­knowl­edged the need to im­prove the qual­ity of the pre­vi­ous pro­jec­tor and have spent the past few months work­ing on fund­ing, re­search­ing and or­gan­is­ing a re­place­ment.

They de­cided on a Dig­i­tal Cinema Pro­jec­tor which is now in­stalled and ready to go at The Plaza.

The first show­ing will be The In­tern at 2pm on May 29.

Movies will then screen the last Sun­day of ev­ery month at 2pm.

Screen­ing in­for­ma­tion will be ad­ver­tised in the South Waikato News and on The Plaza web­page, plaza.org.nz, or the Plaza Putaruru Face­book page.

Putaruru’s The Plaza has a brand, spank­ing new pro­jec­tor and will kick off monthly movie screen­ings this Sun­day.

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