The Saint back in One­hunga

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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