Southgate has announced that it is to open its first film theatre in Southgate in the coming weeks, following the arrival of a new “Sun Cinema” cinema in its main premises.
The “Sun” cinema is an adaptation of the classic novel The Sun by Neil Gaiman, which has been the subject of numerous film adaptations over the years.
“It’s an adaptation based on the novel by Neil, which I love,” said Southgate CEO, Craig Williams.
“We’ve been working on it for the last three years and I think it’s a really good idea.”
The Sun Cinema will open to the public on Friday, October 19, and will be open to all patrons of Southgate’s cinema venues.
The Sun Cinemas, which will open in a small, centrally-located building in the back of the theatre, will be operated by Southgate Cinemas Limited, with the cinema opening to the general public in the early months of 2018.
Southgate also said that it has agreed to buy the property for “up to $1.6 million”.
The cinema will be built on the former site of the Southgate cinema complex, which opened in 1875.
SouthGate Cinema has previously held several film festivals across Australia, including the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival, and has also produced a number of original documentaries.
“The Sun Cinema is a great new project for Southgate,” said Williams.