Ingham Daily Press

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Open Letter from IDSS

Germaine Sheahan of IDSS

Ingham Disability Support Services would like to formally inform the movie goers of the Hinchinbrook Shire and surrounds of our very sad decision to relinquish the lease of the Ingham Picture Theatre.

First and foremost, our aim with the Ingham Picture Theatre was to keep this facility available to the people of Hinchinbrook, many of whom have enjoyed the entertainment and many of whom have a connection to IDSS. It is with great regret we have had to make this decision; over the last 7 years we have continually improved our operations to try to break even, alas the losses have been too great. The last 18 months through COVID has been particularly difficult and we couldn’t carry on maintaining the facility without help. Therefore, the Ingham Disability Support Service Management Committee has decided we need to focus our funds on our core business – being people with disabilities and our aging community members who utilise our services.

Our movie and live theatre patrons have been fierce and strong supporters. We have really enjoyed bringing great live acts and providing fabulous entertainment to the people of Hinchinbrook and beyond. COVID19 has taken its toll and our numbers have reduced and the blockbuster movies have been held back. The added decision of the movie houses to also go to streaming of movies the day after they have come out in cinemas means many people choose to stay home and view.

We will be opening our doors for the last time on the 31st October 2021.

It is understood that the council will honour any bookings that occur after this date.

From all of our staff past and present, to our theatre community thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

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