HOTA cinema to reopen this weekend

If you have missed going to the movies, HOTA is here to help!

The Home of the Arts has today announced its cinema will reopen to the public from this weekend.

There will be 12 screenings per day from Saturday 6 June, each limited to 20 people only.


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HOTA CEO, Criena Gehrke, believes the move will fill the social void brought about by the COVID-19 shutdowns, as the act of movie-going is a quintessential social experience.

“We are pulling together a thematic program that touches on some of our favourite films, through to award-winning masterpieces, as well as family movies,” she said.

Ms Gehrke said the move was a positive step to a return to theatre experiences and, when restrictions permit, a host of regular programming to come.

“We are not there yet but there is a strong local appetite for the Arts and the cinema is the first ‘cab off the rank’.”

“As the government allows it, we will rebuild our program to welcome back artists and audiences gradually to ensure we remain a vibrant and dynamic Home of the Arts.”

Details of HOTA’s cinema program will be released later this week, with the public encouraged to visit the HOTA website at hota.com.au/cinema-now-showing/ for updates.

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