How I became the starlight Cinema Club’s new ambassador
Posted On August 3, 2021
The starlight Cinemas in Melbourne’s CBD are one of the most successful cinemas in Australia, with more than 5,000 tickets sold per night, with many going to the top tier clubs, such as the Starlight Cinema.
But it’s the one-clubs that draw the most crowds, with the club-goers staying up until 3am to watch movies.
But when the club’s starlight cinema opened in March 2017, the starlights started attracting a new audience, as they’re often the first cinema to open in the capital, with other Melbourne cinemas following suit.
Now, the club is looking to expand its starlight repertoire, opening a second venue in Melbourne, the Starlit Cinema, in April 2018.
“We are really excited to be the first club to offer our special evening, the night of the stars,” said the club on its Facebook page.
“The night is for the stars and the night is the night to enjoy the star.
The starlights are the best.
We have created an experience that will delight and delight everyone, including our guests.”
Starlight Cinema was started by Christian’s Church, and was designed by Christian architect John Glynn, with support from former Starlight Entertainment CEO Peter McCallum, the Club’s general manager, Peter Hargrove.
It opened at the Starlights Melbourne on February 5, 2018, and the club will be open until March 4.
“The stars and starlights, for the most part, are not that kind of thing, but we are so happy to be bringing them into the club and opening up the venue, so that people who like to see them will have an opportunity to do so,” said Mr Hargrogve.
“And to have a place like the Starlite to come in and watch them for the first time.”
“When we started out, there were no stars in the cinema, we didn’t have any movies, and so, we thought we would be a little bit lucky, to get an invitation to come and watch a movie in our first cinema, and we were very excited,” he said.
The club will also be bringing in new screens, a sound system, and a dedicated bar, with Mr Haguve also aiming to expand the club to the nightlife district of Bondi Beach.
Starlight cinema will also open a night club, with a similar concept, in the same location.
“I think we’re on the cusp of being the first night club in Melbourne to open a club, and that’s something we’re really excited about,” he told The Sport.
“There’s a lot of excitement around the night-life, so we’ll see what happens.
I think it’s going to be an exciting time.”
The club has also received the backing of the local council, with starlight cinemas expected to receive funding from the Government for the construction of the new venue, which will cost $1.7 million.