Impressive plan to light up the night

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

An impressive light display will be launched in the CBD tonight as part of an ambitious plan to add another attraction to Bunbury.

Grand Cinemas Bunbury’s new owner Colin Piacentini said he was inspired after seeing similar concepts around the world and he hoped it would have a positive affect on the city.

A team of workers have been installing the structure, which includes eight, 440-watt lights, on the roof of the cinema building for more than two weeks.

Mr Piacentini said the initial light display would be developed and changed over time.

“We just need positive input, something to try and get another attraction in Bunbury,” Mr Piacentini said.

“People go to lots of places to see lights.

“We might make a difference and from what you see around the world, I think it will be a positive.”

The lights will beam into the sky every night of the year on a permanent basis.

Mr Piacentini said an array of colours would be cast over Bunbury’s sky and it would be a different show every night.

He said it would run for two to three hours and at every half hour interval there would be a 15-minute spectacle.

“We’ll be building it up — this thing will grow,” Mr Piacentini said.

After a successful practice run on Tuesday night, the Grand Cinemas Light Show will be officially launched tonight.

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