The Saint back in Onehunga
A silent movie filmed in Auckland in the 1930s is to be screened in Onehunga on Saturday.
The Saint in Onehunga is a silent thriller produced by Tom Gibbs and directed by John Monds in 1938.
A live pianist will accompany the screening at the Onehunga Community House.
The event, part of Auckland Heritage Festival, follows a successful film night in June organised by community house member Audrey Ritchie.
She says she wanted to create an evening of cinema entertainment that she grew up experiencing before the multi-theatre complex took over.
“Everybody got up and sang God save the Queen or King,” she says. “And we had icecream at interval.”
Audrey got in contact with the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Film Archive to see if they had any old footage of Onehunga to screen.
“We wanted to put something on that nobody else was doing,” she says. For tickets, contact 636-9900 between 10am and noon.