The news of an indie cinema in the CBD begets the question—do we really need one? We have rooftop bars, hotel bars, no-frills bar and bars that have ladies nights; we also have eateries and then some. Perhaps a cinema is that one thing we didn’t know we needed, but despite all that, we now have one.
The spanking new 228-seater is located on the 9th floor of Capital Tower, and has launched itself with a premiere screening of Storm Boy, a 2019 film based on the novella by Colin Thiele. This particularly poignant film is about a boy who adopted three pelicans off the largely uninhabited Southern Australian coast. Staved off human interaction and getting none from this reclusive father, he forms bonds with the animals instead. This is a second film based on Thiele’s novel.
Apart from that, Salt Media is in the midst of co-producing two movies slated for release later this year. The first, of Stano, features celebrity couple Joe Manganiello Sofia Vergara, about the struggles of a writer. This may turn out to be quite relatable because a struggling anything isn’t just a Hollywood phenomenon—unless you’re an IB-er, engineer, lawyer (and now, coder), you will mostly be struggling to keep up with the high global standards of living.
Then comes The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, featuring Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan. Curiously, The Very Excellent Mr Dundee also enjoys critical acclaim from the OG Crocodile Dundee movie in 1986. You can be the judge of how the 2019 one turns out.
Following the launch, Salt Media will continue to proffer a streamlined, curated repertoire of movies, which are projected via a high-resolution 4K laser projector and with a Dolby Surround 7.1 sound system. Ticket are priced at a premium, ($12) on weekdays, ($16) on weekends. As for the reason of our patronage…this indie cinema really has no links whatsoever to the large chains of GV and Cathay Cineplexes.
168 Robinson Rd.