Council is keen to see the Capri Cinema survive. We last night unanimously agreed to assist the Capri Cinema with a $ 51,000.00 interest free loan.
The Capri Theatre, considered by many in the community as an icon of the City of Unley and Goodwood Road was built in 1941is located at 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood It is owned and operated by the Theatre Organ Society of Australia (SA).
Unlike many other commercial cinemas, the Capri Theatre is a not-for-profit organisation. The Theatre is staffed in the main by volunteers, many of whom are residents of the City of Unley.
As reported by Mr Tom Baxter, the Theatres Manager, the film industry is converting to digital. The Capri must fall in line with this or go out of business as 35mm will soon be no longer available. Changing over however will assist in reducing the running costs long term as they will no longer need a paid projectionist.
Trouble is they do not have the cash flow now.
And this is where the Council steps in. Nice to know we can help one of our icons, remembering of course that the Capri is one of those attractions in the oft forgotten west of the city..