SNEAK PEEK: Tanaya Roy and her daughter Zoey joined the first Ipswich residents to see a movie at the new Event Cinemas at Orion Springfield Central.
SNEAK PEEK: Tanaya Roy and her daughter Zoey joined the first Ipswich residents to see a movie at the new Event Cinemas at Orion Springfield Central. Ashleigh Howarth

Movies roll at Orion Springfield as stage two moves ahead

MOVIE lovers from Ipswich's eastern suburbs can now see the latest blockbusters in the new, state-of-the-art Event Cinemas Complex, which officially opened at Orion Springfield Central over the weekend.

The cinema features four traditional theatres and two Gold Class screens, all of which are equipped with the latest global cinema technology.

Their Vmax cinema boasts a massive 24-metre screen and a sound system which uses up to 64 channels.

This compares to the seven channels in a regular theatre.

The two Gold Class cinemas offer guests a special night out with its own private bar, fully reclining leather seats and food and beverage service delivery direct to your chair throughout the screening.

The new Event Cinemas Springfield has also been a bonus for Ipswich jobseekers, with the company hiring 85 local employees for a variety of roles including ushers, cleaners, kitchen staff, waiters and bartenders.

Event Cinemas area general manager Helen Kenna said she was excited to provide residents living in Greater Springfield and surrounding suburbs with an entertainment precinct closer to their homes.

"There are 30,000 residents living in the Greater Springfield area, with a population of over 560,000 within a 22 minute drive of the Springfield CBD," Ms Kenna said.

"Once word gets out that the newest cinema complex in the country is not only visually stunning but also brings the world's latest and greatest cinema technology to the region it will become one of the most popular cinemas in south-east Queensland."

To celebrate the opening, a number of mums and dads from a local parenting group had the opportunity to be the first in the region to watch a movie on the big screen.



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