Centrestage sound system gets $40,000 boost
Author: Jairus Robb
Date posted: 15/06/10
A $40,000 state of the art sound system has been installed in the Southern Institute of Technology’s (SIT) downtown Invercargill campus.
A spinoff from the new installation for students was the showing of a feature film each week, beginning with “This Way of Life” on June 24.
The films would give the students a chance to do something other than study, SIT marketing team leader Anna Smith said.
“It’s about recognising students’ needs,” she said. “What do they need socially and culturally?”
Centrestage has been used by many programmes including music and theatre students and this was just a continuation from that, she said.
The new sound system has come in at the same time as the announcement that Cue TV will be managing Centrestage.
Miss Smith said she thought the first film chosen may have been selected to help showcase the new sound system’s quality – as it contained loud action-type music.
The movie sessions will be run free to students and staff with I.D. cards. Partners and family members are welcome to attend with a gold coin donation.
Miss Smith said it was not open to the general public because she didn’t want to offend Reading Cinemas. “(We’re) not interested in taking business from Reading,” she said.
The movies will be held weekly at 7.30pm on Thursdays and 2.30pm on Sundays starting June 24.