Clink to show classic movies
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.