Geraldton Cinema gets Eftpos

photo-1 After 15 years of business, Orana Cinemas Geraldton finally has Eftpos!

Today was the first time the brand-new machines were used after a 3-day installation process.

Four machines have been installed with two currently working and they are used for both ticket sales and the candy bar. The other two are set to be up and running soon.

The machines have a $10 minimum and have PayWave and PayPass capabilities.

“This is very exciting for us,” said Manager Leanne Meekin.

“It’s come at a good time right before the school holidays.”

The cinema opened in 1999 and locals have expressed their frustration with the outlet not having an Eftpos option.

Leanne said it was the owners choice to not have Eftpos installed up until now and she said it wasn’t a problem as the community got used to it.

She said the implementation of the technology wouldn’t increase numbers.

“I think numbers will most probably stay the same."

With the new addition comes the announcement of online ticket booking which is set to be introduced in the next 2-3 months.

Movie goers will be able to purchase tickets well in advance for a movie and also have the option of using their smart phone to scan the online ticket in.