EXCITEMENT is boiling online with the possibility of a cinema in Cranbourne.
But the novel idea, which would see the community choose the name of the planned four theatre complex, has had ideas rolling into The News.
In a letter to the editor Di Loft of Tooradin said: “‘Crannywood’, a play on Hollywood and ‘Meteor’, in recognition of the meteorites originally discovered in the locality.”
On Facebook, Cranbourne resident Deborah Flint-Dubois suggested, ‘Flicks Cinema Cranbourne’.
Syd Edwards and Monika Bradford said: “Cranbourne Entertainment Centre or Cranbourne Entertainment Complex.”
And Beverley Dawes doesn’t really care.
“As long as we get a cinema in Cranbourne, don’t care what they call it, just so long as we get good movies,” she said.
Other name suggestions include: The Cranbourne Movie House, Cranmax, The CranBourne Identity, Cranflix, C-inn Cinemas (short for The Cranbourne Inn), Flick Stop and The Movie Stables.
To keep in with the building’s history some suggestions have included swimming pool puns, including The Dive, Splash Theatre House and Deep End Cinemas (a play on London’s West End).
If you have a name suggestion for the Grant Street cinema and bar complex, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults with disabilities have banded together with a mission to rock.
Five of the seven members of The Wallarians have disabilities and came together through Dandenong-based support service Wallara Australia.
“But this hasn’t gotten in the way from us making great music,” guitarist Baden Johnson said.
“The various abilities has made the band more awesome.
“They can rock it with the best of them.”
Justin plays saxophone, Sevda and Hayden provide vocals, Stuart is on bass, on drums is Andrew, and Declan and Baden play guitar.
They’ve written and recorded a track called It’s All About Friends that’s available for purchase online.
Money raised from sales and upcoming gigs will fund another recording.
They’ll perform at The Groove Train, 2/27 Wells Street, Frankston, at 3pm on Sunday 7 August.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Visit thewallarians1.bandcamp.com/releases to buy the single.
Watch The Wallarians’ first gig.
ALL number plates should be sold with one-way screws, according to a leading Cardinia crime prevention campaigner.
Victoria Police crime figures show that number plate thefts increased by more than 70 per cent in Cardinia over the past year, with 170 plates stolen between April 2015 and March this year.
Neighbourhood Watch Cardinia’s David Farrelly said the theft of number plates from parked cars was one of the most common crimes in Australia.
“Stolen number plates facilitate so many more crimes aside from the theft itself, like burglaries and petrol drive-offs,“ Mr Farrelly said.
“One-way screws secured to plates on cars could prevent so many crimes. And anyone can do it.
“I’ve found criminals are generally quite lazy and go for the easy target. One-way screws are extremely difficult to take off.
“Every number plate sold should be sold with one-way screws. I think we’ll see that one day. But until that does happen it will be up to individuals.“
VicRoads director of registration and licensing practice Helen Lindner said they were in discussions with Victoria Police to tackle the problem.
“VicRoads is currently working with Victoria Police to understand the complexity around the misuse of number plates in Victoria,“ Ms Lindner said.
“We have undertaken research both nationally and internationally on the use of tamper-proof plates and are also investigating other options.“
VicRoads advised that drivers should report stolen number plates immediately to Victoria Police to assist investigations.