Mercury Rising – Adelaide Cinema’s radical $25 subscription offer

Adelaide’s Mercury Cinema is Rising, with $25 monthly subscriptions to access everything from cinemas to film-making equipment and workshops.

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The Mercury is Rising in Adelaide, with the city’s iconic Mercury Cinema unveiling a new-look facility for cinema-lovers and budding film-makers to access around the clock for less than the price of two regular cinema tickets!

In a sold-out event on June 27, the independent cinema launched Mercury Rising- showcasing a new suite of state-of-the-art facilities, available to the public under a new insanely-low priced subscription model.

It’s no surprise that the launch of “Mercury Rising” was met with a resoundingly positive response from Adelaide’s film community.

Co-Chairperson of Mercury Cinema and Emmy Award winning producer, Kirsty Stark, said the new overhaul was aimed at engaging a community of film lovers and providing emerging screen makers of any age and background with opportunities and career pathways.

The rising of Mercury Cinema’s new subscription model brings cinema screenings and film production workshops and facilities together under one banner, and includes access to all for only $25 a month.

The unbelievable Mercury Subscription Offer includes unlimited standard cinema screenings from their four screening programs – Cinematheque, Silver Screen, Heaps Good Cinema and Cinemechanica.

Subscribers will also have 24/7 access to film equipment and facilities – two production offices, a writers room, edit suite, sound lab, colour-grade suite, sound mixing theatre and a training room/studio.

With access to all workshops, providing insight into all aspects of the filmmaking process with professional filmmakers, including screenwriting, producing, directing, camera, sound, art department and editing, Mercury subscribers might as well move in!

The new Script Club sessions – like a book club, but with scripts are moderated by local filmmakers, will kick off with Adelaide director Sophie Hyde discussing her BAFTA-nominated film, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, on Tuesday September 5. And yes subscribers are free to join…at no extra cost.

The Mercury has been one of Adelaide’s hidden gems, since it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992.

Kirsty anticipates plenty of excitement amongst filmmakers and film lovers over the new subscribtion model.

” With the Cinema and 24/7 facilities on offer, I can see the Mercury not only being a vibrant hub for screen in the centre of Adelaide, but kickstarting the careers of the next generation of amazing filmmakers in SA.” she said.

Mercury Cinema
Where: 13 Morphett Street Adelaide
For more info or to subscribe: https://www.mercurycx.org

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