Down memory lane
CHILDERS can proudly claim that the town has a rare state heritage-listed theatre.
The Paragon Theatre in Churchill St was “built to perfection” in 1927 and was a popular hub for social life in the Isis district for many decades in the 20th century.
A change of ownership and extensive restorations in recent years ensured that the building can again be shared and enjoyed.
A trip to the Paragon Theatre is like a trip down memory lane.
The hessian hammock seats many residents sat in in years past are still used at the heritage-listed building.
Restored with fresh new covers, the seats are part of the theatre’s unique atmosphere, which will make the Mother’s Day screening of The Help all the more nostalgic.
The award-winning 2011 film will be shown at 10am after a morning tea.
The film is about friendships and creating change. It is set in Mississippi in the 1960s.
Young writer Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (Emma Stone) causes a fuss when she interviews African-American women who helped prominent white families in the south.
One housekeeper opens up about her experience, and a variety of stories follow.
SCREENING: Paragon Theatre will show The Help on Mother’s Day.