'New' meant renovating an old existing bush pole garage and adjoining "A" framed shelter into forming an entry area, ticket box and kiosk with the "A" frame providing a shelter area for the kiosk.
One of the biggest challenges of the project was erecting the screen as apart from a hired hoist to lift the screen sections in place there was much climbing done so it was very much "hands on" in temperatures of over 38C.
Painting the screen face was also challenging and done early in the morning as the reflection from the white surface in full sun made it almost impossible to see where the paint roller was going!
Within 12 weeks the cinema were basically ready to go and after a couple of test runs to check out the projection quality the date was set.
The Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema opened to the public with the screening of Gallipoli on Saturday Jan 4th 1997 and has never looked back.