Central Cinema


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. 


Weekly poster run, distribution of newsletter and other tasks as available.  These tasks could be undertaken by one or several people.

Time commitment varies depending on task undertaken.

Located in Alexandra.

Skills required:

Must be able to relate well to the general public, have a friendly manner, be reliable, honest and tolerant.

Skills gained:

Volunteers gain satisfaction from contributing to the arts and providing a community service.  Many enjoy the interaction with the public and utilising their interests and skills. Volunteers meet people, have fun, see movies and feel good about doing something for 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