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Dear Friends and Supporters of the James Theatre
I am sorry to have to advise you that we are suspending our film showings at the James Theatre for the time being.

While there are different views on how much we each need to do to prevent the spread of the corona virus, things are moving very quickly. With a volunteer run organisation, we need to respond to our volunteers’ interests. Running a kiosk, selling tickets and cleaning up after each screening all contain risks. And our volunteers tend to be at the higher end of the impact scale when it comes to the consequences of infection.
Plus there are risks to the budget when we have fixed costs for each film event, and people choose not to come.

Film distributors are now postponing film releases, and we’ve lost three of our planned movies already – James Bond, Mulan and Peter Rabbit. Major entertainment centres are closing in Australia, and cinemas are closed in France and Italy, which may be just a couple of weeks ahead of us.
We’ll put things on hold for a while, and we’ll keep you posted by email and on our Facebook page when we’re good to go again.

As always, thank you for your support, and keep well.

Howard Glenn
Chair, Friends of the James Theatre Inc


film screenings cancelled

Entertaining Dungog, a history of the James Theatre, available now.