Five days in August you can’t miss!

Wednesday 3 August 7.00pm DARLINGTON Mechanics Institute Hall, 2 Ware Street 

The Duke UK 2020 (M) Drama/Comedy 1hr 36min 

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. He sent ransom notes saying he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly – he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge. 

Entry $5 with supper, tickets at the door.

Thursday 4 August 7.30pm Theatre Royal, 2 Bath Street CAMPERDOWN

The Gold Rush USA 1925 (G) Comedy/Silent 1hr 35min 

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm. A delightful blend of slapstick humor, poignant emotion and social commentary, this Charlie Chaplin silent classic will feature live musical accompaniment by Richard Tankard.

Entry $10 with supper, tickets at the door.

Friday 5 August 7.00pm Phoenix Project, 56 Curdie St COBDEN

Forrest Gump USA 1994 (PG-13) Drama/Comedy 2hr 22min 

A gentle, friendly Alabama man navigates through the major events of the 1960s and ’70s – the presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events. Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike and perpetual optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save — his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Entry $10 BYO for tickets go here

Saturday 6 August 7.30pm Theatre Royal, 2 Bath Street CAMPERDOWN

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL Australia 2022 (not yet classified) Various

The St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s longest running short film festival. Enjoy a curated screening featuring a selection of Australia’s Top Short Films presented across two sessions: Award Winners and Director’s Choice (with a short intermission between sessions).

Entry $15 with supper, snacks available to purchase at start and intermission, tickets at the door.

Sunday 7 August 3.00pm PORT CAMPBELL Arts Space, 50 Lord Street

First Cow USA 2019 (PG) Drama/Western 2hr 2min 

Two travellers, a skilled cook and a Chinese immigrant, are on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in 1820s Oregon. They dream of striking it rich and soon collaborate, but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a landowner’s prized dairy cow.

FREE for Port Campbell Film Society members, $10 non-members, tea & coffee afterwards, tickets at the door.


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