Thank you very much to everyone who supported the campaign, especially those who left personal comments. A final decision will be made by council on June 27 and we will publish the news to the @rooftop_cinema Twitter.
Sydney needs more alternative cultural venues and it's very close to getting one. Rooftop Cinema Sydney has been proposed for the roof of the old Paramount building on the corner Commonwealth and Brisbane Streets in Surry Hills.
The proposed cinema is a similar size to Melbourne's Rooftop Cinema (250 person capacity with 180 cinema seats) which has been successfully running for five years and screens a mix of arthouse, documentary and recent release films.
Like the Melbourne site, the Sydney rooftop has two distinct arms, which will allow the cinema to screen films while still operating as a separated, enclosed restaurant.
The Rooftop Cinema Sydney development application (DA) has been recommended for approval by council planning officers, based on town planning laws, acoustic compliance, zoning appropriateness and a highly detailed plan of management. However, resident objections to the project and continued council deferral means that it needs your positive reinforcement to be approved.
Ultimately it is Rooftop Cinema Sydney's aim to create a new, alternative cultural venue that provides enjoyment to a wide audience and is of lasting benefit to to the city. Please show your support.
We, the undersigned, request that Clover Moore and The City of Sydney approve a Development Application for the new Rooftop Cinema Sydney project in Surry Hills on the site of the old Paramount building (corner of Commonwealth and Brisbane Streets).
The Support a new Rooftop Cinema for Sydney petition to The City of Sydney was written by Nadia and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.