Clink to show clas­sic movies

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - THE GROOVE - Moya Stevens

MOVIES from the Top 100 Clas­sics will be fea­tured at the Clink The­atre in Port Dou­glas from the end of Jan­uary and, ac­cord­ing to man­ager Michael Kerr there will be some­thing for every­body.

“From Fe­bru­ary 10 we will be show­ing movies here at The Clink through to April and we hope both lo­cals and vis­i­tors will sup­port this move,” Michael said.

“I think it will be suc­cess­ful as we have been asked to do this for ages.”

The cost of show­ing movies has been pro­hib­i­tive un­til The Clink was suc­cess­ful in its ap­pli­ca­tion for an events grant through the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil.

“We have pur­chased a new 8m x 4.5m screen and we al­ready have a pro­fes­sional pro­jec­tor, so we be­lieve the show­ings will be of a very high qual­ity and of course, movies are best on a big screen,” Michael said.

“We have used the pro­jec­tor in some of our pro­duc­tions but it hasn’t been used to its full po­ten­tial un­til now.”

It is planned to show teen movies on Fri­day nights, chil­dren’s movies on Satur­day af­ter­noons, movies for adults on Satur­day nights and mu­si­cals on Sun­days.

Some of the movies that have been sched­uled in­clude The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show, Lost Boys, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 42nd Street, Ben Hur, Break­fast at Tif­fany’s, Frozen, Vic­tor Vic­to­ria, Gone with the Wind and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – 39 in to­tal.

“We want it to be just like the tra­di­tional movie out­ing that peo­ple love, with choc top ice creams and pop­corn,” Michael ex­plained.

There are a cou­ple of the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions sched­uled for the pe­riod, so the movies will be pro­grammed around them.

Tick­ets will be sold at the bar at the the­atre which will open 30 min­utes be­fore the start of each movie.

Prices will be $5 for adults and $2 for chil­dren.

De­tails of the movie ti­tles, screen­ing dates and ses­sion times are on The Clink’s Face­book page.

Pic­ture: MOYA STEVENS

Michael Kerr

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