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Friday, 18th March, 2016

Sienna Hiscock and Harper Fraser can’t wait to see Zootopia and are getting in early by colouring in some rabbits. Sienna Hiscock and Harper Fraser can’t wait to see Zootopia and are getting in early by colouring in some rabbits.

Preschools often struggle to raise funds, but one local school has received a very generous helping hand.

The Silver City Cinema has offered part proceeds from a number of screenings of the movie Zootopia to the Playtime Preschool to help them.

Office manager, Kristy Parker said the cinema’s John Wren was generous in his offering to help with fundraising.

“We were using this weekend as a fundraiser,” she said.

“But John has very generously offered the Easter long weekend screenings as well.

“We rely on a lot of this, especially due to recent funding cuts.

“It is more important than ever.

“We will also be selling tickets for the door prize, which John has again generously donated towards.”

Ms Parker said the movie fundraisers are always popular.

“It would be great to see lots of people down there,” she said.

“We would like to thank John for his generosity.”

Tickets are $13.50 for adults, $10 for children or $50 for a family of five.

“It’s really affordable if you want to take the family for the long weekend,” Ms Parker said.

“It’s also a great idea if grandparents want to take any grandchildren they are babysitting on the St Pat’s weekend.”

Zootopia is a Disney movie which details the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist as they uncover a conspiracy that involves the disappearance of civilians within a mammalian utopia.

The first screening will be today at 5pm, then on Saturday and Sunday at 11am.

The next screenings will be over the Easter long weekend all at 11am.

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