AN 8-screen state-of-the-art cinema complex – the largest in the South West – will be built at Eaton Fair Shopping Centre.
The announcement was made following an agreement struck between cinema operator United Cinemas and centre owner Citygate Properties.
The Eaton Fair cinema will be a gold class standard development, embracing in-theatre dining including waiter service of food and drinks to movie lovers while in their recliner seats.
United Cinemas are an award-winning Australian company renowned for creating memorable experiences for movie patrons, including high tea parties, Q&A screenings with movie stars and themed nights – such as the recent Ladies Night Out screening of hit movie Oceans 8.
United Cinemas has cinema complexes in nine locations around Australia.
United Cinemas Chairman Roy Mustaca OAM said the Bunbury cinema complex would offer moviegoers a new world-class experience, akin to their award-winning Craigieburn complex in Melbourne’s north.
“We are creating a fantastic opportunity for Bunbury and the gateway to the South West region,” Mr Mustaca said.
“We believe that the cinematic experience with all the new Hollywood movies and blockbusters is still alive and well and we want to show everyone why!
Citygate Properties Leasing Manager Michael Prosser said the Eaton cinema complex would offer a movie experience like nothing seen in the South West before.
“We were determined to ensure the right cinema operator was selected,” Mr Prosser said.
“They will be part of the Eaton community for decades to come, so we had to spend the time to get it right.
“Once we saw the quality of the United Craigieburn cinema, we were blown away. It was so far ahead of the pack.”
Other additional announcements regarding amusement and entertainment offerings surrounding the new Eaton cinema are expected later this year.
Eaton Fair Shopping Centre has been working with the Shire of Dardanup to create a precinct that will be a thriving hub of activity throughout the day and night.
Over the next year you will see work commence on the southern car park upgrades with more shade sail structures, quality greenery and community uses. This will be followed
by additional showroom retail, office space and modern residential apartments which will overlook the new softball and football pavilions.
Let’s not forget that the south-west’s largest cinema complex will be under construction throughout 2020, which will deliver gold class theatres where you will receive dining in your seat and a state-of-the-art audio-visual experience.
The following stage of the development involves a brand new three story civic building and library which will overlook the town square and recreational grounds followed by new retail and entertainment uses to the north of the town square. New residential apartments will be overlooking the square, which will play host to events and festivals year-round.
Eaton Fair’s growth continues and you will continue to see new and exciting retailers opening all the time. With retailers now acknowledging the importance of residents to the north of Bunbury, including it’s surrounds you will see even more quality retailers joining our great centre.
The future city of Wanju to be located just east of Eaton with a projected population of 50,000 people will further cement the future of Eaton Fair with even bigger and better things to come for decades ahead.
We look forward to continue sharing the journey with you all.