Easter mir­a­cle for Ne­bine com­mu­nity

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THE Ne­bine Com­mu­nity Cen­tre has been given a new lease on life with Care Outreach and Sun­coast Chris­tian Col­lege com­plet­ing the Out­door Pic­ture The­atre by Easter.

The open air the­atre was orig­i­nally cre­ated in 1953 by three men who wanted a so­cial meet­ing space for com­mu­nity mem­bers.

“The Out­door Pic­ture The­atre has been at the Ne­bine Cen­tre since 1953 and was cre­ated by Richard Boyer, Tom Smith and Wal­ter White, but over the years it has de­te­ri­o­rated and needed a lot of work,” Ne­bine Com­mu­nity Cen­tre sec­re­tary Jacque Blacket-Spence said.

“Our area has been af­fected by the drought badly in re­cent years so so­cial days have been dwin­dling over the past eight years.”

Care Outreach and the Sun­coast Chris­tian Col­lege ar­rived in the Ne­bine on March 24 and com­pleted the seat­ing on April 1, which has been a two-year project.

“This project has taken about two years. Firstly they did the big ren­o­va­tion on the big screen and this year they have done all of the seat­ing,” Ms Blacket-Spence said.

“We are so ex­cited to be able to have the movie nights again and they have done the most amaz­ing job.”

The open­ing night of the out­door pic­ture the­atre is set to screen on May 5, show­cas­ing two movies, a chil­dren’s film and an adult film, and com­mu­nity bar­be­cue.

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