It’s been a long four months since we were shut down (for the second time) due to COVID-19 restrictions, and we acknowledge that it’s been a little quiet as we’ve patiently waited for restrictions in the ACT and on the ANU campus to be lifted.
In the spirit of the holidays, we’re pleased to finally announce that restrictions have now eased enough and that we have begun planning for our return. At this stage, we are aiming to resume screenings from the week beginning February 14, 2022!*
All existing active memberships will be brought forward and automatically extended by an additional two seasons at no charge. For example, if your membership was due to expire in February 2022, it will now be extended until the end of our Winter 2022 season in mid-July. There’s nothing further you have to do, but if you’d like to know your new expiry date, feel free to email us at email@example.com with your name and membership number.
Rest assured that health and safety remains a top priority for us, and we wouldn’t be resuming screenings unless we were confident we could do so in a manner that was safe for members and volunteers alike. If, however, you still do not feel comfortable returning to screenings or don’t anticipate being able to use your existing membership for whatever reason, we will still be offering no-questions-asked pro rata refunds up until our very first screening back. If you’d like a refund, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and membership number, and we’ll get back to you with next steps.
We hope this comes as welcome news – screenings have never been more disrupted in our nearly-56-year history, and we’ve certainly missed screening films for you. Please keep an eye here on our website or on our Facebook page in the new year for more details about our new Autumn 2022 season as they become available. Until then, we wish you all a very merry Christmas, a happy new year, and look forward to seeing you again in person real soon!
*Assuming that the ACT isn’t hit with another outbreak, new restrictions, an alien invasion or the enslaving of humanity by sentient robots. We’re not ruling anything out at this point!