Grants turn spotlight at United Cinemas Narellan, Dumaresq Street Cinema | Camden-Narellan Advertiser

There’s nothing quite like a night at the cinema, and new grants will help some of Macarthur’s cinemas keep the good times going.

Campbelltown’s Dumaresq Street Cinema and United Cinema Narellan have both secured funding as part of the second round of the federal government’s $20 million fund to support the government’s Retention, Endurance and Neighborhood Improvement (SCREEN) federal.

United Cinema received $85,000, while Dumaresq Street received $60,000 in funding.

Hume MP Angus Taylor said this latest grant would allow independent cinema operators to continue to provide people with a popular, inexpensive and COVID-safe way to get out and enjoy a movie as part of of their local community.

“I am pleased to announce that United Cinemas in Narellan has been awarded an $85,000 grant as part of the Morrison Government’s $20 million SCREEN Fund,” Mr Taylor said.

“This funding will allow them to recover from severe disruptions that have largely affected their revenue streams and work to restore normal operations as COVID-19 related restrictions ease.

“United Cinemas at Narellan also received an $85,000 grant as part of the first round of the SCREEN fund, so I am delighted that we can continue to support them during a difficult time for cinema operators.

Administered by Screen Australia, the government announced a second round of the SCREEN Fund in December 2021 to support independent cinema exhibitors with grants of up to $85,000 if they have experienced a significant drop in income due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.

Applications for the SCREEN Fund are open until April 30, 2022 or until all funds have been committed.

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