Plans to have three screens at Yamba Cinema on Coldstream Street are before council.
Plans to have three screens at Yamba Cinema on Coldstream Street are before council.

Yamba to get new cinemas

THE Clarence Valley’s tourist hotspot may get two new cinema screens at the existing Cold-stream Street theatre as part of a development worth more than $1 million.

New digital equipment, a building extension and a complete refit for the existing theatre have been proposed and are awaiting council’s approval.

The existing cinema will be made smaller to accommodate two new cinemas, which, if approved, will take six months to build and fit out.

With more than 28 movies expected to hit cinemas in 3D this year and up to 5000 movie fans flocking through the doors in holiday periods, Yamba cinema owner and manager Debbie McCredie said it was timely to upgrade the cinema with the latest technology.

“We tried to develop something that would work and at the same time keep it in line with the feel of the town and a country cinema,” she said.

The original development plans were drafted more than four years ago but council delays have brought the project to a halt.

If councillors vote in favour of the proposed extensions, the Treelands Drive cinema will shut down and the three newly refurbished theatres will host all the latest movies.

The development application is expected to be included in an upcoming council meeting.

If councillors vote in favour of the proposed extensions, the Treelands Drive cinema will shut down and the three newly refurbished projection theatres will host all the latest movies.



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