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Community cinema stays true to its name with Cancer Fundraiser

Friends and loved ones of Chloe Perry, an eight-year-old Euroa resident and cancer patient who has touched the hearts of the Euroa community, turned out in droves on Wednesday, 26 July to attend a special movie screening of Cars 3, raising well in excess of $6000 (and counting) towards the Cure for Brain Cancer Foundation.

In what started initially as a movie screening to raise funds for an extremely worthwhile cause, turned into something bigger than Ben Hur, with a breakfast at St John's School Euroa, a raffle, a special movie kiosk and a movie screening with a real difference.

Chloe, daughter of Dustin and Shannon Perry, was diagnosed with neurological glioma, a rare form of cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for the illness.

Her condition has particularly affected the St John's community, where she is currently a student.

Dustin, and close family friend Steven Jeffery, who has been battling leukaemia for the past several months, initially contacted Strathbogie Shire Council earlier this year to see if they could help host and support a cancer fundraiser at the Euroa Community Cinema, which staff were only too happy to do.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said events like these are strongly encouraged by Council, with several fundrasiers planned over the next few months by various community groups.

"The special screening of Cars 3 is a great example of how successful our community cinema has become and how working together, we can make a real difference for worthwhile causes," she said.

"It is a testament to the generosity of our residents that such a high amount of funding was raised for the Cure for Brain Cancer Foundation."

Check out our website for upcoming films and fundraising events, including the popular Family Fun Nights and First Friday Foreign Films.

This week, the cinema will play host to Hotel Coolgardie (MA15+), a documentary to be shown this weekend (Saturday, 5 August at 8pm and Sunday, 6 August at 4pm).

Euroa Community Cinema is one of only five movie theatres in Victoria and one of only nine in the entire country showing this film.

Cinema patrons can now book their movie tickets online, by simply jumping on our website and following the link to the Try Booking page where they can purchase their $10 tickets.

This is the first time the cinema has released its tickets online.

For more information on booking the cinema for an event or to become a cinema volunteer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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