Quambatook Silo Cinema showing the Water Diviner

Published on 20 April 2017


A screening of the American-Australian fictional war drama ‘The Water Diviner’ will be projected on the Quambatook silos following Anzac Day.

Gannawarra Mayor Brian Gibson said that Gannawarra Shire Council continues to support the unique community lead initiative of the Quambatook Silo Cinema.

"There has been a strong message from the community through our recent consultation to increase the number of arts and culture happenings across the Shire. There is flow on benefits to social and mental health as well as economic benefits they’re known to bring," he said.

The Silo Cinema’s previous event, a screening of The Dressmaker, brought a robust audience of 250 to the small Mallee town, including 30 bookings at the local caravan park, meals at the newly reopened pub, over 700 Facebook followers and 46,000 views of the time-lapse video of the event online.

"We support community leadership to get this cinema going and the creative way in which it is done. Each time you go to the Silo Cinema, there’s something new happening as the seating area is dressed to make the audience immerse into the whole experience," Mayor Gibson said.

Quambatook Silo Cinema organiser Laura O’Dwyer said the concept has grown and excitement for the next screening is building.

"It is so great to see the support for this creative approach, including from such big names in film -Russell Crowe has retweeted the showing of this next film to his 2.58 million followers!"

The Water Diviner is screening Saturday 29 April, 8.00pm. Tickets are available at the door, $10 Adults, $5 concession. Bring your own chairs, blankets, munchies and drinks. Some food and a coffee vendor will be available on the night. For more information ‘like’ the Facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/QuambySiloCinema/

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website