I would like to see the council for once, do a feasibility study with a view to purchasing the Regent. A beautiful, multi-functional arts centre will be another draw card to the region.
A proper movie theatre will be beneficial to local youth and seniors. A place of nostalgia for orchestras, ballet, live theatre, festivals and weddings, right in the heart of the heritage precinct.
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I note this week, Mudgee Primary are holding their Year 6 Ball in the rear of Club Mudgee. The little known, town hall is too small to host such an event. I applaud Council for its 'can do' attitude, proving venues which are attracting many fine sporting events.
I encourage that same commitment to be now be focused towards developing arts and culture whilst preserving town heritage.It would be a sad loss for this rare, historic theatre to be turned into the likes of apartments, child care centre or even demolished.
The Civic Theatre in Mortimer Street is a liquor shop. Another old theatre in Market Street is now a paint shop. Council should at the very least do a feasibility study which would hopefully involve community consultation to explore the endless possibilities and opportunities that has sat under its watch for the past 10 years.
- Paul Macmillan