ECU Joondalup has ended its relationship with the annual Lotterywest Film Festival after two decades.
From November this year it will bring mainstream films to its Joondalup Pines outdoor cinema after signing a deal with Telethon 7 Community Cinemas
The university said the current festival season would continue at the Pines until April 7, ending a “long and successful partnership between ECU and the Perth Festival”.
ECU vice-president (corporate services) Scott Henderson said the university was excited to join forces with the not-for-profit community cinema.
“We are delighted to enter a new partnership with Telethon 7 Community Cinemas to provide a family friendly and affordable outdoor cinema at our ECU Joondalup Pines venue,” he said.
“We thank Perth Festival for a successful partnership over the past two decades and wish them well for the continuing success of the Lotterywest Film Festival.”
Telethon 7 Community Cinemas is run by more than 550 volunteers and has raised more than $8 million for children’s charities, predominantly through Telethon, since its inception.