All hands on deck gets cinema back in shape

NT News - - NEWS - CHELSEA HEANEY

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.

Pic­ture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD

Deckchair Cinema op­er­a­tions man­ager James Parker is all set for tonight’s open­ing

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