From 15 February 2021, Chinchilla Cinema will be temporarily closed for approximately 4 weeks for upgrades.

Western Downs residents will be treated to a new cinematic experience, with the council about to start a range of improvements at the much-loved Chinchilla Cinema.Works to revitalise the cinema were made possible through the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program, delivering improved facilities for the community to enjoy.

Western Downs Regional Council’s Cr Megan James said the upgrades would freshen up the facility and strengthen its status as a key events space in the region. “Chinchilla cinema is a much-loved facility in the community that bring friends and families together for the latest flicks and some good old-fashioned entertainment,” she said .“Having originally opened in 1999, the Chinchilla Cinema is in much need of a makeover, and the council is excited to be delivering upgrades to revamp the facility and boost the cinematic experience for everyone.

Cr James said the council the upgrades included the cinema acoustics, floor covering, and aisle lighting. “We’re also completely replacing the seating with fantastic ergonomic chairs, which will go a long way in boosting viewer comfort,” she said. “Repainting the cinema entrance and installing new acrylic seating layout signage will also improve the overall customer experience for patrons.

“In order to complete this project, the Chinchilla Cinema will be closed from Monday, 15 February for approximately four weeks.“I thank the community for its patience and look forward to enjoying the improved facility once works are complete.”

Western Downs Regional Council will also undertake a revitalisation of the cultural precinct in the town of Dalby where through grants and a partnership with the Queensland Government will enable works on the Library, Cinema and Council offices. Due to the extant of the works and equipment required the Dalby Cinema will be closed from March until completion later in the year.