Outdoor cinema buys ticket to age of digital entertainment

Outdoor 3D fun at Kookaburra soon.
Outdoor 3D fun at Kookaburra soon.

Owner-operator Lindsay Morris said he had broken ‘the piggy bank’ to buy a second-hand digital projector.

‘I wasn’t left with much change from my investment in the new equipment, which came with about 100 pairs of outdoor 3D glasses,’ he said.

Screening trials will start later this month, with films ready to be screened from the end of November until Easter next year.

The digital equipment replaces 35mm and 16mm gear, enabling the Kookaburra to screen the latest movies, including 3D films.

‘I think I’m correct in saying the Kookaburra will be the first outdoor cinema in WA to show 3D movies,’ he said.

‘With no more 35mm film left in Australia, I thought it was time to retire, but the locals wouldn’t let me.’

Mr Morris first became passionate about becoming a projectionist as a youth. He was prompted to follow his dream to open an outdoor cinema in the Hills after being made redundant 19 years ago.