This week’s story is about the long anticipated Open Air Cinema in Bondi. The council finally gave approval to the cosy beach event. It is not going to be a movie only; the events will be accompanied by local musicians. Furthermore, fim festivals will be held at the beach, which promises a colourful program to come.
In my opinion, the event is a great idea, although i find it critical to close down a part of a public beach to make it a commercial event. Bondi beach is not that huge, and with the concept they are having it seems to be a grand event. Also, they have to have the volume quite loudly adjusted so that the movie can be heard from the distance over the ocean’s noise.
Nevertheless, it is going to be a great event, even if only to get us movie geeks outside a theatre into the fresh air!
The article is quite a catastrophe because it lacks of a lot of eleents a good piece of writing needs to have. We don’t know WHEN the movies will start, or
WHERE on the beach the screening will be installed. WHY did it so long to get approval from the council, are there concerns about the event?
Another critical part is the focus on the organizer. This would be a good follow-up article on the event itself, but not as an announcement. The picture which is accompanying the notice is inappropriate and not important to anyone who is interested in going to an Open Air cinema. Furthermore, it would have been nice to not only have the link to the Wentworth Courier’s Facebook page (which is situated above the article and very dominant), but also to the well-organized Facebook page of the Bondi Open Air Cinema. It has over 1000 followers and a lot further information, same with their official homepage.
The page is lacking interactivity and depth to be a good online story. There is an option to comment, but since the approach is not very controvercial or interesting, this function has not been used so far.