David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Keeping the projectors rolling at the Royal Theatre in Winton

September 3, 2021

The Royal Theatre has been given a lifeline from the pandemic, with a $35,000 grant to keep the projectors rolling and the popcorn warm in Winton, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“Pleased to see $35,000 awarded to the iconic Royal Theatre Winton under the Federal Government’s $20 million Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods (SCREEN) Fund,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This funding will support the Royal Theatre to keep operating during a period of severe disruption, which is so important to the fabric of our community.”

“The $20 million SCREEN Fund helps to support the recovery of independent cinemas from significant declines in revenue due to COVID-19.

“Independent cinemas are so important to the social and cultural health of our communities in Australia, which is why we acted quickly to introduce this Fund.”

Administered by Screen Australia, the fund assists independent cinema operators who have experienced significant declines in revenue due to the pandemic, with one-off business continuity grants of up to $85,000.

In recognition of the economic, social and national importance of the cultural and creative sector, the Federal Coalition Government is investing over $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021-22.

SCREEN Fund applications are open until 24 December 2021 or until total funds are committed. For more information on the SCREEN Fund, visit: https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding-and-support/covid-19-support/screen-fund