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Charity Screening At Bowen Summergarden Cinema

Bowen Summergarden Cinema often hosts charity screening events and everybody is welcome, the films are usually true stories and suitable for all ages.

Their next charity screening is of ‘Unsung Hero’, hosted by the Bowen and Collinsville local Chaplaincy Committee charity.

Bowen Summergarden Cinema owner Ben De Luca is looking forward to this showing.

“It’s based on a remarkable true story, a mum's faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold onto this,” said Ben.

The charity screening costs $15 and food and drinks are supplied by the Chaplaincy Committee, additional food and drinks can be purchased from the cinema.

“They usually have nibblies, sometimes depending on the size of the charity they put on some fairly lavish plates of food and that sort of stuff,” said Ben.

Tables are set up in the foyer for the food and drinks, raffle tickets are also available.

The charity screening is always previewed in the biggest theatre and there are additional tables set up in the theatre with more refreshments.

Ben has owned Bowen Summergarden Cinema for 62 years and he still works as the cinema’s projectionist.

He loves his work and said that, 62 years on, it is still a bucket of fun.

What: Charity screening of ‘Unsung Hero’
Where: Bowen Summergarden Cinema
When: Monday 17 June, 6.30pm
Tickets: $15

Ben De Luca, the owner of Bowen Summergarden Cinemas for the past 62 years. Photo credit: Daniel Heggie

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