Bill Murray stars as US President Franklin D Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. Photo: Nicola Dove
Bill Murray stars as US President Franklin D Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. Photo: Nicola Dove Nicola Dove

Cinema takes in Sawtell “refugees”

SELF-NAMED "refugees" of Sawtell's defunct First Avenue Cinema have had more success in influencing what will be played at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Cinemas in Coffs Harbour.

In February, popular demand led to the cinema taking on quirky British film Quartet with its success prompting further films that aim to please former regulars of the Sawtell theatre.

The Coffs Coast Advocate received several letters from film buffs asking for Birch, Carroll and Coyle to continue to fill the gap in the market left when Sawtell's independent cinema closed at the end of last year.

BCC Coffs Harbour manager has announced that throughout May they will be screening several films designed to appeal to the "Sawtell refugees".

The Coffs Habour Cinema's manager Sue Amos said the theatre would continue to provide a range of films to appeal to all tastes.

"Birch, Carroll & Coyle have been striving to add some more "quality" films to the line up and with the success of Quartet have been able to do so with this line up commencing after the school holidays," Ms Amos said.

From May 9, Bill Murray stars as US President Franklin D Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson.

The Robert Redford directed and starred film The Company You Keep will appear from May 16 and ensemble drama Performance screens from May 23.



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