Saturday, March 29, 2008

Big Screen Comes to Cape Trib

Whet Flicks at Cape Tribulation would have to be one of the most remote cinemas in the world and one of the smallest with only 26 seats.

The tiny venue is the vision of Whet Restaurant owners, chef Matt Wenden and wife, Michelle, who say visitors to the Daintree need more entertainment options.

Located upstairs behind the restaurant, the cinema is fully carpeted and airconditioned, boasts an impressive 12ft screen, and booming surround sound.

Leather lounges, recliners and body-length bean bags offer comfy seating options, while the restaurant bar below serves drinks - all of this while watching a new-ish film.

"We get our movies four to six weeks after they're released at the box office, and before they go to DVD, so they're quite new, Ms Wenden siad.

Screening session times are daily at 4pm and 8pm, and ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 children or $40 for the family.