Free movies for Vets kids

Taking up the offer of free movie tickets for a special screening of Spirit Untamed for Veterans and their families last Thursday were Joecel, JJ, Cindy, Dece, Bella, Jett, Flor, Bryn and Ming Roberts.

Last Thursday the Gympie RSL Veterans Services team ran a special event for the children and grand children of local defence personnel veterans.

“It was a special invitational free movie for the Veterans to take their kids and their grandkids to the movies,“ said Veteran Services Manager Martin Muller.

Mr Muller said around 70 to 80 people attended the free screening of Spirit Untamed on the Thursday afternoon and said the cinema had really helped the organisation out with a very competitive rate for the tickets.

It is just one of the family friendly events the Veteran Services Centre, located inside the former Gympie Times office in Nash Street, is looking to provide to vets and their families.

“We work for the veterans and their families, and we’re not membership based. There are ten times the number of veterans than their are members. Our team members are committed to veteran well-being and also provide respite for veterans and their partners. We focus not just on whole health and crisis help but we can also assist with the claims process and more,“ Mr Muller said.

Yesterday there was a second event, a special screening of Space Jam Legacy.

The centre plans to provide more activities like the free movie days and will also be decorating a tree near Wayne’s World for the Winter Trees on Mary event on 21 July.

The following night they are planning a meet and greet event at the centre, located at 44 Nash St.

Sharon Crane, one of the managers from Gympie Cinemas said the events went very well.

“Everyone seemed happy to be there and it was nice to see lots of people in the foyer,“ Ms Crane said.