Putting a spin on ‘slasher’ film: Telethon Community Cinemas to go ahead despite vandalism


A close up of the damage.
Putting a spin on ‘slasher’ film: Telethon Community Cinemas to go ahead despite vandalism
A close up of the damage.

THE first session of the Telethon Community Cinemas in Burswood will go ahead on Wednesday despite an act of vandalism.

The organisation’s new screen was slashed at some point between 7pm on Friday night and 6am on Saturday morning.

Director Ken Gibbons said they would make a “patch job” on the existing screen as the time to remove it and replace it with the old screen would take four or five days.

“In the meantime we will live with a scarred screen,” he said.

“The replacement screen will be completed and installed in a fortnight.”

 

Mr Gibbons said he was asking himself why anyone would want to damage the screen.

“It’s pretty plain to see that we are here to raise money for kids so I can’t understand why anyone would to vandalise the screen,” he said.

“Our post about the vandalism has reached 60,000 people and they are showing support for us.”

Mr Gibbons said the screen was worth $25,000 and cost $5000 to install.

Perth Police confirmed they were investigating the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

Visit https://www.communitycinemas.com.au/Page/Home to see what movies are playing at the outdoor cinemas.

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