Hollywood Nights come to local restaurant
7 March 2005
Every pizza that is purchased from Dubbo Pizza Runners contributes nearly $3 to Cornerstone’s training and the various programmes they run in Dubbo amongst the city’s youth and needy. Now one of those programs will be coming right to the doorstep of this “heroic” local business.
Last year a shopfront in the Riverdale Shopping Centre was transformed into a display area (and much more) to coincide with the release of the movie the Passion of the Christ. Cornerstone Community moved several of its lectures and other activities into the shopfront over that period and opened it to the public. The result? A drop-in Centre in the middle of town that earned rave reviews from much of Dubbo.
Such was the success of the venture that it has led to the a ‘resurrection’ of sorts with one of the highlights from the city’s calendar of events of last year set to return in a unique and more permanent form every Sunday night.
An ideal location for this is the Pizza Runners restaurant facility at 36 Cobra Street. The restaurant provides a relaxed and roomy location with the added bonus of a wonderful array of pizzas and other foods on tap.
The first official night will be held on Sunday 13th of March and is being co-ordinated by Cornerstone’s Dean of Mission, Mr Peter Volkofsky.
“These nights are intended to add something creative to the quiet Sunday night scene in Dubbo and at the same time, utilise Cornerstone's considerable bank of talent with music, movie appreciation and stories.”
“Every fortnight we will book out the restaurant for an hour (8:30-9:30) to enjoy Hollywood Nights (where we will look at some of the best scenes in the movies), have a jam session (with a crowd of musicians) or get a good story teller to tell a story or recite a poem.”
“On the quiet alternate weeks there will be at least one musician there providing live background music, while we just chill and chat. It will be a kind of 'stall in the market-place' for Cornerstone people and anyone else who would like to join us.”
“Anyone who likes movies, music, stories (well-told), food, coffee or pizza is welcome. There will be free samples of pizza and there will be no charge for the event. The first week will feature scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Passion' and jazz-style live music.”
“All enquiries about the night can be directed to me on 0416 029 290 or firstname.lastname@example.org”
Currently Cornerstone has three mission teams operating in Dubbo as well as a Training centre on the outskirts of town. The teams are self-supporting and are actively involved in a range of activities in local schools, churches and community groups. Pizza Runners contributes more than $150,000 per annum to the work of Cornerstone in Dubbo.
The Cornerstone Community was established 25 years ago with the vision of giving practical expression.