A movies treat has become a possibility once more with the reopening of Dubbo's cinema on Thursday.
The Kennedy family of Queensland were some of the early patrons to the Reading Cinemas complex as it started up the projector for the first time in more than three months.
COVID-19 rules forced cinemas across the nation to close in March.
Dad Justin Kennedy said they were on school holidays and visiting family at Dubbo for a few days.
It's a bit of a rainy morning, so we thought we'd come out and do a bit of indoor activity for the kids, which obviously has been a bit rare in the past few months to get out and do something.Justin Kennedy
The family of six chose to head out to see Sonic the Hedgehog.
"The cousins are at school, they've got sports carnivals on, and it's a bit of a rainy morning, so we thought we'd come out and do a bit of indoor activity for the kids, which obviously has been a bit rare in the past few months to get out and do something," Mr Kennedy said.
The cinema has reopened with limited capacity, and other measures to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.
Mr Kennedy said they felt comfortable going out to activities.
"I think with a little bit of common sense, you have a look at where the hotspots are and where the major risks lie, and you certainly avoid those," he said.
"So in our travels we've not gone to anywhere that's been a hotspot, we've actively avoided them, but within a cleaner area, somewhere that hasn't got as many active cases, you can follow the rules and be sensible and still be safe."
Daughter Alexandra Kennedy said it was a long time since they'd been to the movies.
They had also enjoyed the adventure park and a trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.