• JON WOLFE

Chance to be seated cinematically

The seating has been replaced at the Civic Cinema, and the old chairs are now up for sale and Gunnedah Shire Council is offering groups and individuals the opportunity to have a piece of Gunnedah’s history in their homes.

Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the royal red chairs were first installed nearly 20 years ago, in 2001 when the Civic was first built.

“Going to the movies has always been a much-loved part of life,” Ms Mackley said.

“These seats have given cinema-goers a front row (and a back row) seat for classic cinema moments from Shrek to The Notebook and King Kong.

“The chairs are part of Gunnedah’s history, from a child’s first performance to their first time seeing a movie on the big screen.”

There will be three viewing days for individuals and community groups who are interested in purchasing chairs.

Individuals and groups must prebook a ticket for the viewing days on Seat Advisor through the ‘Buy tickets’ link at www.thecivic.com.au

The viewing days and times will be: • 3.30-5.30pm Monday, August 17 • 3.30-5.30pm Tuesday, August 18 • 3.30-5.30pm Wednesday, August 19.

Chairs will be for sale and collection. The purchaser must organise their own removal and transport. A nominal fee will be charged for each seat depending on the amount of seats purchased and the chairs condition.