And we’re off! After years of work and a particularly harrowing final week, we’re happy to report that we held our very first screening in the new Kambri cinema last night to a packed full house of 305 people.
We can’t wait for all of you to come along and check out a film in our new home, test out the comfy new seats, the brilliant new projector and the immersive new 7.1 surround sound system. Plus, we have new posters, flyers and even new permanent plastic membership cards too – which finally give you the ability to renew your membership without replacing your card each time!
While everything is still new and shiny, we would like to point out there is still some work to be done on the new cinema over the next few weeks. The ANU Film Group will be working with builders and electricians to have this work completed in a timely manner, and thank you for your patience during this time as we resolve a few outstanding issues.
We also welcome any feedback you might have about the new cinema, so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you’ve noticed anything odd by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass it on to the appropriate parties.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
There may still be a few kinks with the venue to be worked out, but we definitely have the ability to screen films without issue, and have a bumper week of screenings ahead to show it all off!
Please note the new 7:30 PM start times for Saturday screenings. As previously advised, all screenings regardless of the day of the week now commence at 7:30 PM, with doors opening for entry from 7 PM. The only exception to this are 5 PM screenings on select Saturdays, which are marked on our website and in all publications.
• TUE 19 FEB @ 7:30 PM: WIDOWS (MA, 129 min)
After their criminal husbands are killed on a botched job, a group of four women attempt to pull off a heist of their own in order to repay a debt owed to a crime boss. Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.
• WED 20 FEB @ 7:30 PM: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (M, 92 min)
In 1993, a teenage girl is sent to a gay conversion therapy centre. There, in the face of intolerance and denial, she meets new friends and forms an unlikely family. ** Note that this is a FREE screening presented as part of the ANU’s O-Week 2019. No membership is required to attend. **
• THU 21 FEB @ 7:30 PM: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (M, 134 min)
This acclaimed, award-winning musical drama takes a look at the early days of legendary rock band Queen and their meteoric rise to fame from iconic songs, unique musical compositions, and the talents of lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek).
• FRI 22 FEB @ 7:30 PM: BOY ERASED (MA, 115 min) + SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (MA, 112 min)
In BOY ERASED, the teenage son of a small-town Baptist pastor (Lucas Hedges) is pressured into attending a gay conversion therapy program after being outed to his conservative parents (Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe).
Then, in SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (at approx. 9:30 PM), an African-American telemarketer discovers the key to professional success: to make himself more appealing to prospective customers, he must use his 'white voice'.
• SAT 23 FEB @ 7:30 PM: BUMBLEBEE (PG, 114 min) + OVERLORD (R, 110 min)
In 1987, a damaged Bumblebee finds refuge in a small beach town, where he is discovered by a teenage girl (Hailee Steinfeld) who revives and befriends him in this Transformers prequel.
Then, in OVERLORD (at approx. 9:30 PM), a small group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines in Germany on the day before D-Day where they discover a horrific Nazi experiment.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ SCREENINGS THIS WEEK: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, BUMBLEBEE **