AN ELECTRONIC screen worth several hundred thousand dollars will add a hi-tech flavour and a glimpse of the bygone drive-in era to Warrnambool’s Anzac Day centenary commemorations.
Onlookers will be able to sit on the Cannon Hill lawns, rugged up against the forecast rain and wind, to watch transmissions from 5.15am and continuing until after 1pm.
As well as live feeds of the dawn service, street marches and later morning main service, there will be documentaries, many produced locally, and interviews shown on the 15-square-metre high-definition screen.
Entrepreneur Frank McCarthy jnr, who owns two of the screens, said he wanted to help commemorations in his home city.
“These type of screens are in demand all over Australia,” he said.
“Demand has outstripped availability. I was very keen to see Warrnambool RSL get one.
“A lot of work has been done by the RSL in preparing the program which I think will make Warrnambool a standout.”