AUSTRALIA’s first online movie theatre has launched in Brisbane, Queensland.
Rockstar, which launched in Sydney last year, has set up in a large, modern cinema, which features an indoor and outdoor screen, as well as an interactive cinema room.
The movie theater’s new location comes after the company was forced to close its Sydney cinema after the city banned it over concerns about the health risks of asbestos exposure.
The company had been in negotiations with the City of Brisbane to open an outdoor movie theatre, but that plan was thrown out when it failed to attract a new business licence.
RockStar’s move to Brisbane comes as it has been forced to pull its films from the online streaming service Netflix.
The online service, which offers more than 200 films, recently decided to close all of its movie theatres after the City and Queensland Government banned them for asbestos exposure, with some locations being set aside for people who live in areas where asbestos was found.
RockStars online movie service has not yet responded to ABC News’ request for comment.
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