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Specialty Group Creates Beanbag Cinema For Children’s Hospital

Melbourne, Australia (March 20, 2012) /PRWEB/ — Specialty Cinema worked seamlessly with The Hoyts Corporation Pty Ltd and a variety of well-know cinema industry suppliers to provide a new ‘Bean Bag Cinema’ for patients, their families and carers to enjoy at the new Royal Children’s Hospital Parkville site. The Bean Bag Cinema was part of the broader ‘Community Partnership’ program at RCH which includes an enclosure for meerkats and an aquarium.

“We are very proud to be involved with this project. The Royal Children’s Hospital is one of the leading paediatric hospitals in the world. We feel quite honoured to have made just a small contribution to the quality of care that RCH provides” said Brian Ross, General Manager, Specialty Cinema who supervised the project.

Libby Starr, General Manager of Facilities and Projects at Hoyts said “The cinema has been very popular with the children and the hospital has provided lots of positive feedback”. She also thanked Brian and the team at Specialty Cinema for helping to bring the Bean Bag Cinema to fruition.

Specialty Cinema manufactured and supplied the comfortable bean bag seats used by the young cinema patrons. Specialty also installed the cinema screen, screen frame, and speakers, as well as manufacturing the acoustic wall drapes and projection ports that completed this state-of-the art cinema.

The first patients moved into the new RCH on 30 November, 2011. This was an extremely complex procedure and was many months in planning by dedicated staff at the RCH. Patients, families and carers were able to enjoy the new Bean Bag Cinema from that date.

Since 1969, Specialty Group has been providing theatre, stage and cinema equipment and services to the performing arts and cinema exhibition industries in Australia, New Zealand and 28 countries around the world. Specialty Group operates under the Specialty Theatre and Specialty Cinema brand names.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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