Narellan Cinemas has received $85,000 as part of the Federal Government’s $20 million Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods (SCREEN) Fund. 

Together with Lilac City Cinema, Goulburn, this sees more than $140,000 in grants allocated to two independent cinemas in Hume, to support their recovery after significant declines in revenue due to COVID-19.

“This funding will enable them to keep operating during a period of severe disruption, which is so important to the fabric of our community.” Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said

Administered by Screen Australia, the fund assists independent cinema operators who have experienced significant declines in revenue due to the pandemic, with one-off business continuity grants of up to $85,000.

SCREEN Fund applications are open until 24 December 2021 or until total funds are committed. For more information, visit