Central Cinema

RETAIL SALES - Food and Beverage Co-ordinator

Organisation Summary

Central Cinema is a community cinema based in the ODT Theatre at Central Stories in the heart of Alexandra.  The cinema screens current mainstream and art house movies, runs occasional film festivals and can source films requested by the community.  Central Cinema uses state of the art digital projection with excellent surround sound in a comfortable, warm and cosy environment.    

Films are shown at least 5 times weekly with special screenings and other events on a regular basis. 

Central Cinema is run entirely by volunteers and is fully self-funded.  We are passionate about what we do and believe that bringing movies to people in Central Otago is a very valuable social service. 


-ordering food and beverages

-keeping stock of the food and beverages

-checking for 'best by' dates

-making sure adequate stocks in place prior to school holidays

-reviewing pricing with Treasurer on 6 monthly basis

Time Commitment:

The role will require more time initially, but after training and with greater familiarity in the role then it will require no more than a couple of hours per week.  Timing is generally flexible.  Must be able to commit for at least 3 months.

Located in Alexandra

Skills required: 

Minimum age 16 years.

Must be capable and confident in ensuring the above tasks are completed to standard.  An eye for detail, a knack for numbers and being reliable and trustworthy are essential.  You must also be willing to undertake vetting checks and provide referees.

Skills gained:

Full training is provided until volunteers are confident and competent in their role. 

Supervision and support is available as needed.

Volunteers gain satisfaction from contributing to the arts and providing a community service.


This role is a crucial part of the Central Cinema team, and volunteers feel good about doing their part to ensure this facility thrives in the community.  


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening