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Three Springs silos projection project a hit, with hundreds attending Top Gun: Maverick launch event

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The Three Springs silo projection project.
Camera IconThe Three Springs silo projection project. Credit: Shire of Three Springs

The grand launch of Three Springs’ new outdoor cinema — using its decommissioned silos and creating one of the world’s biggest movie screens — brought a touch of Hollywood to the small Mid West town on the weekend.

The town’s silos projections project was a hit on Saturday night, attracting an audience of more than 300 people, including Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman, Agricultural Region MLC Sandra Carr and CBH executives.

Last year’s highest grossing movie Top Gun: Maverick was shown to the crowd at the launch event, with many staying and camping overnight and revelling in the festival-like atmosphere, which also included food vans, entertainment, face painting and vintage tractors on display.

Measuring at 56m by 45m, the silos projection is the biggest outdoor screen in the southern hemisphere and the 15th biggest in the world.

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The $230,000 project was funded by Lotterywest and the Shire of Three Springs, to generate tourism to the Mid West town and across the region.

“Thanks to a Lotterywest grant, we were able to purchase state-of-the-art technology that has the capacity to project onto our massive screen,” Shire president Chris Lane said.

“The CBH silos were built in 1961 and I bet they never thought they would be hosting Hollywood movies.

“But this project isn’t just about tourism. It’s also about bringing our local communities together. It has the potential to unite us and showcase the beauty and unique features of our region to the rest of the world.”

Cr Lane thanked everyone who helped make the event possible and a success.

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