All hands on deck gets cinema back in shape
DECKCHAIR Cinema has bounced back from its battering by Cyclone Marcus.
Volunteers helped the Darwin cinematic staple get back in shape to celebrate its opening night tonight.
Operations manager James Parker said the cinema avoided serious damage but getting everything on track for opening night was a big effort.
“We had around 30 volunteers here on each day for the working bee,” he said.
Mr Parker said contractors had also given thousands of dollars worth of labour to the not-for-profit organisation.
“Shaun Wilton, from Wilton Homes and Construction, brought an excavator down and did two or three days of hard work.
“Some of the quotes we had after the cyclone were astronomical. I’d say they saved us probably in the range of over $10,000, which was incredible.”
Tickets to tonight’s official opening screening of Marlina the Murderer are available at deckchaircinema.com.
Deckchair Cinema operations manager James Parker is all set for tonight’s opening