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APOLLO 11

APOLLO 11 (G)

Archival footage, much previously unreleased

93 mins. USA 2019. Dir: Todd Douglas Miller

SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 16 mm footage, 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission - the one that first put men on the moon and made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names forever.

Tickets $10 include afternoon tea following the film.

  • Sun 27th Oct 1:30PM
RIDE LIKE A GIRL

RIDE LIKE A GIRL (PG)

Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton

98 mins. Australia 2019. Dir: Rachel Griffiths

FRIDAY MORNING MATINEE

This is the inspirational story of jockey Michelle Payne. After a near fatal fall and against all medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.

Tickets $10 include morning tea before the film.

  • Fri 1st Nov 11:00AM
DOWNTON ABBEY

DOWNTON ABBEY (PG)

Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith

122 mins. UK 2019. Dir: Michael Engler

SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

The worldwide television phenomenon, Downton Abbey, becomes a grand motion picture event as the Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Tickets $10 include afternoon tea after the film.

  • Sun 17th Nov 1:30PM
AMAZING GRACE

AMAZING GRACE (G)

Aretha Franklin, G.L. Franklin, Rev. James Cleveland

90 mins. USA 2018. Dir: Sydney Pollack

SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE

This never before seen music documentary captures Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin as she records the most successful gospel album of all time. Recorded at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in 1972, the film is an ode to Aretha as well as the vital gospel music movement within ‘60s and ‘70s USA.

Tickets $10 include afternoon tea after the film.

  • Sun 1st Dec 1:30PM
NEVER LOOK AWAY

NEVER LOOK AWAY (M)

Tom Schilling, Paula Beer.

189 mins. Germany 2018.  Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

FILM LOVERS’ FRIDAY

A 2018 German drama film, it was nominated for two Academy Awards at the 91st Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.  Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, it tells the story of a young art student, Kurt, who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie.

Return screening of this fantastic film by popular demand!

Single feature, no intermission.  Normal ticket prices apply.  Complimentary supper follows.

  • Fri 13th Dec 7:00PM
THE GOLDFINCH

THE GOLDFINCH (M)

Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard

110 mins. USA 2019. Dir. John Crowley

FRIDAY MORNING MATINEE

Adapted from Donna Tartt’s best selling book of the same name. Theo Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt. Through it all he holds onto one tangible piece of hope: a painting of a tiny bird.

Tickets $10 include morning tea before the film.

  • Fri 27th Dec 11:00AM
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (M)

Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

220 mins.  UK 1962.  Dir: David Lean

NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL EVENT

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ won seven Oscars at the 35th Academy Awards in 1963 including Best Picture.

Intermission ~ 9.30 pm, screening to ~ 11.30 pm and NYE celebrations to follow.

Tickets $25 per head (no concessions) include Festive Supper.

  • Tue 31st Dec 7:00PM
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