Gungahlin has been waiting for a cinema for many years now and hopefully later this year we will see construction commence on the development which will see a Hoyts operated cinema in the town centre.
Whilst the opening of this cinema will still be a while off people can enjoy some movies on the big screen this weekend at the Gungahlin Movie Marathon. There will be classics such as Dirty Dancing, Back To The Future, The Princess Bride but also the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
The majority of movies will be held in the main theatre inside of the Gungahlin College, this is a purpose built theatre for productions and movies seating 290 people. There is a big screen, seats are allocated and are nice and comfortable – just like the movies!
There will be 6 films played in a smaller lecture theatre at Gungahlin College (The Bucket List, Back to the Future; Blackfish, Dirty Dancing; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). This lecture theatre is not a cinema style theatre – the screen is a bit smaller and seats are a bit more basic. This theatre is not wheelchair accessible and can only seat 70 people.
For the true movie experience there will be fresh hot popcorn and a candy bar available over the weekend.
The Gungahlin Movie Marathon is presented by the ACT Government in partnership with Communities@Work, Gungahlin College, My Gungahlin, ACT Libraries, Gungahlin Community Council, The Marketplace and Gungahlin Village. All ticket sales proceeds will be donated to non-for-profit groups that are working to benefit the Gungahlin community.
Tickets are $5 per person per movie and are available to purchase online now. Please note tickets are limited and will be sold on a first in first served basis. Tickets are non-refundable. All ticket sales proceeds will shared evenly between 12 non-for-profit groups that are working to benefit the Gungahlin community:
- Lions Club of Gungahlin
- Rotary Club of Gungahlin
- Birralee Scouts
- Gungahlin Girl Guides
- Communities@Work Gungahlin Pantry
- Inanna Incorporated
- Dad’s Place
- Scope Home Access
- Country Women’s Association Gungahlin
- Common Ground Canberra
- Mercy Home and Community Care
- Gungahlin Youth Group
Tickets are made available subject to the classification of the relevant film given by the Australian Classification Board. By purchasing a ticket, you understand that you (and anyone you are purchasing a ticket for) are required to meet the age permitted to purchase a ticket relevant to the classification for the film. Photo ID is required as proof of age for MA15+ rated films.
We do encourage everyone to get online and book their tickets in advance to ensure they don’t miss out on their favourite movie.