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THE new Avengers film was on the menu, as res­i­dents flocked to the re­open­ing of Cin­ema Roma yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

The in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the cin­ema’s re­vival?

A love of all things film and com­mu­nity, of course.

Movie buffs Terry and Shenen Ogilvie have taken the reins on the pro­ject, jump­ing from video to the big screen as the theatre’s new man­agers.

The cou­ple, which cur­rently run the video shop OgilV En­ter­tain­ment, swooped in to save the theatre from ter­mi­na­tion af­ter its clo­sure last year.

“When the cin­ema first closed, we had a lot of cus­tomers come in and ask us if we would take it on,” Mr Ogilvie said.

“Two months ago, af­ter see­ing the posts on so­cial me­dia, we started to dis­cuss it – and we de­cided we wanted to keep the movie in­dus­try in Roma.

“The com­mu­nity loves the theatre, it’s a great thing for peo­ple to do.

“Where else do you take your first dates? And it’s a nice place for mums and bubs to re­lax.

“We wanted to give some­thing back.”

The news was met with ex­cite­ment from Roma res­i­dents, many of whom took to so­cial me­dia to ex­press their glee.

“We want to get (films) as they are re­leased across the coun­try,” Mr Ogilvie said.

When asked about their favourite movies of all time, the cou­ple said they loved the clas­sics.

“Yeah, it would have to be The Goonies for me,” Mr Ogilvie said.

“And I know Shenen’s is El Do­rado.”

The Ogilvies will now split their time be­tween the cin­ema and OgilV En­ter­tain­ment.


SHOWTIME: Movie buffs Terry and Shenen Ogilvie at the re­open­ing of Cin­ema Roma.

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