Since we launched the WynnumCentral cinema survey a month or so ago we have had a staggering 1378 responses. If you are interested, you can download the summary responses (in PDF) at the bottom of this article. by clicking on the report cover.
To be honest we were quite surprised by the level of interest and the number of responses we received, but taking into account previous petitions and ‘word on the street’, perhaps we shouldn’t have been.
The difficulty has always been one of defining what different people mean by cinema, and one of the crucial questions was related to whether people would support a single screen or ‘arthouse’ style cinema. This survey indicates only just over half of the respondents would be interested in this type of cinema.
What did surprise us was how many people go to the cinema at least once a month, and also that the biggest group of responses was from adults who go to the cinema without children, either as a couple or in a group of adults. These were the two largest groups, bigger than adults going with children, which we had assumed would be the biggest segment.
The survey gives some hope, and some useful information to any potential cinema operator. We still believe the way to go would be crowdfunding, and maybe having an occasional open air cinema in Wynnum, perhaps tacked on to the end of the Twilight Market and ask everyone to bring a chair. What do you think?
PS the survey is still open
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