Well, this is it…
After the credits roll on LADIES ON BLACK this Saturday night, the ANU Film Group will no longer be screening films in the Coombs Theatre, ending a 50-year run that began on September 4, 1968.
To commemorate, celebrate and commiserate the occasion, we’re holding a farewell event on Sunday from 6 PM – and all members are invited. Please find details below:
• Drinks and light refreshments
• Memories and photos of the Coombs Theatre
• Souvenir postcards
• Projection room walkthrough tours
• Sneak peek at plans for 2019
6:00 PM – Doors open, food/drink served, projection room tours commence
6:40 PM – Presentation on plans for 2019
7:00 PM – Cake cutting
7:30 PM – Event concludes
We hope to see you all there!
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
We’ve packed our final few weeks of screenings for 2018 with some big films, and this week is no exception with an awards contender, a dose of Aussie nostalgia, a new live-action Winnie the Pooh adventure, and the return of Michael Myers.
• FRI 23 NOV @ 7:30 PM: FIRST MAN (M, 141 min) + HALLOWEEN (MA, 106 min)
In FIRST MAN, take a look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and the lengthy and perilous space mission – along with the many failures and sacrifices – that led him to become the first man in history to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Then, in HALLOWEEN (at approx. 10 PM), it's been 40 years since Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers. But when Myers escapes from prison, Laurie now faces a showdown with the masked madman – except this time, she's ready for him.
• SAT 24 NOV @ **5 PM**: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (G, 104 min)
Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is now a grown-up family man who has become lost in the responsibilities of being an adult. Sensing that he needs their help, Winnie the Pooh and his other childhood friends pay him a visit to help him rediscover the joys of life.
• SAT 24 NOV @ **7 PM**: LADIES IN BLACK (PG, 109 min)
In 1959 Sydney, a schoolgirl (Angourie Rice) takes a summer job at a prestigious department store where her fellow saleswomen open her eyes to a fast-changing world beyond her sheltered existence. Directed by Bruce Beresford, and starring Julia Ormond, Rachael Taylor and Ryan Corr.
** Note: this film replaces the originally scheduled MOWGLI due to a distributor change **
• SUN 25 NOV @ **6 PM**: COOMBS THEATRE FAREWELL EVENT
Join us in saying goodbye to our beloved home for the past 50 years – the Coombs Theatre – before we take up residence in a brand new cinema within the ANU's Kambri precinct in 2019.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: FIRST MAN, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, LADIES IN BLACK, COOMBS THEATRE FAREWELL EVENT **