Central Cinema

COMMUNICATIONS - ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION - Film Selection Communications Assistant

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. 


The work involves lots of bits and pieces: creating spreadsheets, checking templates and website and communicating with numerous people. 

Located in Alexandra.

Time Commitment:

This work will be done mostly in the last two weeks of each month, and will take approximately 4 hours per month.  The work would be done from home in your own time using your own computer. Full training will be given.  Must be able to commit for at least 6 months.

Skills required:

Minimum age 16 years.

Skills needed are good communication (email and phone), familiarity with Word, Excel and good organisational ability and attention to detail. .

Skills gained:

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

Support is available as needed.

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

Many enjoy the opportunity to further develop and share their skills.


Volunteers meet people, keep busy and feel good about doing something for the community.