Seats On the Way….What Else Can We Achieve?

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Congratulations everyone! You’ve just bought all new seating for the Sawtell Cinema.  Yippee!

In the 4 short weeks since we launched the Save Sawtell Cinema crowdfunding campaign, this community has reached the initial goal of $75,000 – which means all new seats are now on order.

But let’s not stop there. Let’s see what else this community can achieve.


At the heart of any cinema experience is the screen – this is what separates cinema from television. An extra $50,000 raised would fund the installation of high quality new screens in both cinemas. This includes the screens, the framing and side curtains.

How are you going to feel sitting in “your” seat and watching a movie on “your” screen?

So keep on Chuffing – there are plenty of rewards to enjoy!

The other big news is that the renovations are about to commence. Starting in August you will start to see builders FM Glenn on site, bringing our cherished movie house back to life.

Having operated on the Coffs Coast since 1979, FM Glenn has deep roots in this community. The company got the gig after a broad review process that included both local and non-local firms. We were pretty thrilled to be able to bring on board a local firm to restore our local icon. Feels good!

Final bit of news…now that the cinema design has been finalised, we’ve been able to release another 10 seats in the boutique cinema. After fulfilling our waiting list there will be only 2 seats available. Better act fast if you want one.

Thank you so much for your support. We stand in awe of the Sawtell Cinema community.