Telethon Community Cinemas gearing up for another season of fun in the name of charity


L-R Telethon CEO Steve Mummery with Ken Gibbons.
L-R Telethon CEO Steve Mummery with Ken Gibbons.

TELETHON Community Cinemas are gearing up for another season of movie hits that not only entertain, but also benefit various charities.

The initiative has been running since 2002, after Ken Gibbons had the idea to stage a family-focused outdoor cinema in Burswood.

Since then another two cinemas have popped up, in Murdoch and Bassendean.

Last Wednesday it announced that it had raised more than $800,000 from its screenings in the past financial year.

That figure took its cumulative total after 15 years of screenings to nearly $7 million.

Having always donated its profits to charities, the organisation has now partnered with Telethon.

That means in future all Community Cinemas profits will be funnelled into Telethon beneficiaries, improving the quality of life for children all over WA.

Recently the organisation handed over a cheque for $566,000 to Telethon.

New seasons are about to start at Burswood (November 24), Murdoch (November 10) and Bassendean (December 8).

For tickets and program information visit www.communitycinemas.com.au.