Outdoor cinema comes to Murdoch University

October 3, 2014

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The latest film releases and classic movies will be screened under the stars at Murdoch University’s South Street Campus this summer thanks to its collaboration with McDonald’s Community Cinemas.

Lower Bush Court will be transformed into an atmospheric outdoor venue from Thursday, November 27, until Saturday, February 7, playing host to a variety of exceptional films which will appeal to Perth audiences of all ages.

The cinema is run by volunteers with all proceeds going to charities dedicated to improving the quality of life for children living with health issues and disabilities.

“The University is committed to supporting the community, and what better way to give back than through an exciting partnership like this one,” said Acting Chief Operations Officer Steve Dickson.

“With our spectacular gum trees and native vegetation all adding to the ambience, Murdoch is the perfect setting for a magical night watching movies and we look forward to welcoming the local community onto campus.

“We are always looking for ways to encourage cultural and commercial activity in the area, and the cinemas are two-fold in that they will not only activate  the campus seven days a week over the season, but by making use of the great open space we have available, they will also help to raise much needed funds for charity.”

In previous years, donations have been made to Riding for the Disabled Swan Valley, Kids’ Camps WA, Friends of Autism and Therapy Focus and Wheelchairs for Kids among others.

McDonald’s Community Cinemas, Event Coordinator, Ken Gibbons said the decision to take up the invitation by Murdoch University was an easy one for the Board.

“The site has excellent public transport links compared with other venues and the setting is spectacular,” he said.

McDonald’s Community Cinemas have recently changed its name from McDonald’s Movies by Burswood and have operated in the Burswood Parklands, Bentley in the grounds of Curtin University, Bassendean in the Council parklands and at Meadow Springs in Mandurah.

Media contact: Hayley Mayne
Tel: (08) 9360 2491  |  Mobile: 0400 297 221  |  Email: h.mayne@murdoch.edu.au
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Comments (5 responses)

Pam October 7, 2014

Great to have this here.

Wendy November 6, 2014

How lucky are we, I am thrilled. I can walk to the movies. Can I bring my own chair?

Hayley Mayne November 6, 2014

Hi Wendy,

Yes you can bring a chair. If you bring a low chair you can sit closer to the screen, normal size chairs will be positioned up the back so that everyone has a good view of the screen.


Marie January 20, 2015

Great idea, are there refreshments available or do we bring our own?

Hayley Mayne January 20, 2015

Hi Marie,

Yes there is food and drink available for purchase.

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