Big screen movies return after mould clean up

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Following months of cleaning and testing after a mould infestation, the Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema will reopen to the public this week.

While there will be temporary restrictions on the consumption of food and beverages in the cinema, the Town of Port Hedland will celebrate the reopening by screening three highly anticipated films of the year.

The theatre closed during the January school holidays after staff discovered an outbreak of mould, caused by hot and humid weather, had spread throughout the building.

Mayor Camilo Blanco thanked the community for its patience during the closure.

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“The town and Department of Education are working together to develop a strategy to deal with potential future cases of mould growth, and part of this is trying to keep the cinema as clean as possible,” he said.

“For the time being, the Town will not be selling any food or drinks from the kiosk to mitigate any risk of new mould growth.”

The Town will also not allow outside food and drink to be brought into the cinema.

The reopening celebrations will begin tonight with a screening of 50 Shades Darker, followed by a Friday night screening of Logan and Saturday screenings of Logan and Moana.

Tickets and programs will be available on the website www.mattdann.com.au and on the Matt Dann Facebook page.

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