Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

Cinema goers at the Mansfield Armchair Cinema can now enjoy outdoor movie nights thanks to newly installed weatherproof speakers funded by the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants program.

The Mansfield Armchair Cinema is an award-winning community cinema that hosts local events and supports the delivery of an innovative media studies traineeship program for secondary and TAFE students from the Mansfield and Goulburn areas.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Mansfield Livestock Manager, Jamie Beckingsale, says his team is very proud to support such an important community organisation.

HEADING: No more silent movies for Mansfield Armchair Cinema thanks to community grant. IMAGE: Mansfield Armchair Cinema.

“The Mansfield Armchair Cinema is the hub of our regional community, and its volunteers give so much to our local community. So, it’s really important we do what we can to support its longevity and success,” said Mr Beckingsale.

Mansfield Armchair Cinemas’ Karen Oliver saidlocals are already making the most of the new outdoor speakers.

“Before we received the community grant, we had to carry the speakers out every time to the village green for people to enjoy the movies. Now we have permanent outdoor sounds which is just a blessing. The movies really sound great,” says Ms Oliver.

“We’ve been able to hold some fun movie nights including an 80’s themed night recently and we have a screening of Top Gun coming up, ready for the new movie to come out. The process of applying for a community grant was very straightforward, and we thank Nutrien Ag Solutions for this opportunity.”

The next round of the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants program opens on the 12 of July 2022.