It makes little sense in the economics of cinemas (in which your correspondent worked for some years) for there not to be one in Gungahlin.
But it seems that is going to be rectified with Andrew Barr promising he’s getting started:
I am pleased to announce today that the Government will this week be seeking expressions of [...]
[ 16 August, 2012 to 20 December, 2012. ]
This in from New Acton and sounding very interesting:
Local Feats is a retrospective of local feature films made in Canberra between 1971 and 2010.
Starting 1971, screened from an old 16mm projector, we will travel through the years each fortnight with the director and one of his/her short films. After a talk and the screenings, the [...]
I hate 3D cinema.
I hate the heavy clunky specs.
I hate the fact that Dendy uses particularly clunky and heavy specs that require batteries.
Most of the batteries are flat and I sat through a particularly boring 3D film trying to get the specs to work and failed.
there is nothing worse than 3D [...]
[ 16 September, 2011 to 18 September, 2011. ]
The Canberra Short Film Festival has announced that they have successfully selected their semifinalists.
Now they move on for public screenings before announcing the winners:
Opening Night: Special Opening Night Film + Practising category from 6pm on Friday 16th September – audience votes in the People’s Choice Awards.
National Schools, Grass –Roots and Emerging from 5pm on Saturday [...]
The Civic Dendy’s 11.30 am session of the lastest Harry Potter film on Saturday had an excruciating 24 minutes of ads before it started at 11.54.
The first 20 minutes were just boring ads for local shops and businesses rather than movie trailers.
Has anyone had a longer wait in a Canberra cinema before a movie?
Is it worth tuning up [...]
Tune into the Movie Club!
The new weekly radio show on ArtSound FM.
This new show will supply Canberra with it’s own movie news, views and reviews. As well as all the Local film news from Canberra and Australia.
So tune into Artsound 92.7 on Fridays at 3:30pm! Or listen to it on the web: http://themovieclub.net/
Attention movie buffs?
Interested in expanding you social network, meeting new people and enjoying a flim on the ‘Big Screen’ with other local movie fans?
The ‘Canberra Movie Goers’ is a new meet up group for individuals keen to enjoy movies on a regular basis with others at locations such as Dendy in Civic, or Greater Union [...]
I was very impressed with the new Limelight cinema in the Hyperdome. I went with my daughter to see Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Firstly, the tickets were only $9.90 for adults, so I could afford to buy a choc-top.
Secondly, when I went to the snack bar, they had thoughtfully listed the prices for the popcorn, drinks [...]
At around 7:40pm Tuesday 29 December, the Woden Hoyts cinema was curiously evacuated for a fire alarm being activated, the cause of which staff could not confirm. The initial story from one usher upon the first confirmation of the alarm source was of “smoke coming in the vents from outside the cinema.”
A few minutes later, [...]
Dave Farrell has been in touch to warn that his documentary about Canberra’s wrestling scene, “The Young and the Wrestlers” is now available on DVD
“The Documentary follows a group of Canberrans with a common hobby – Professional Wrestling! The Pro Wrestling Alliance (PWA) allow themselves to be filmed in the lead up to the biggest [...]
[ 12 October, 2009; 6:00 pm; ] Canberra’s 14th annual short film festival is ready and raring to go this week!
The Festival begins screening at the Dendy Cinemas in the Canberra Centre this coming Thursday evening 15 October and finishes on Saturday evening 17 October.
The first two sessions on Thursday evening (beginning at 6.30 PM) feature films made by young people and [...]
The Canberra Times brings us the (unsurprising) news that Hoyts Tuggeranong will close its doors for the last time this Wednesday.
This can’t be good news for the Hyperdome.
Already it doesn’t really have anything that the other centres don’t have and in greater quantity.
From my observations there’s been many of the smaller stores closing [...]
[First filed: May 27, 2009 @ 09:47]
It might have been too strong for the Australian Film Commission but local film makers have finished their work “The Dinner Party” and it’s hitting the big screen this weekend at the Hunter Valley’s Dungog Film Festival.
This from the blurb:
What would you do if you found yourself at a [...]
We went to the Dendy last night – bought tix as usual and wandered in and sat down where we like and the movie started….. then was asked to move by some people who said that they had the seats reserved.
Lots of commotion – not just us but others were moving as well for [...]
I’ve just noticed that when I went to the Greater Union website, I am redirected to the Event Cinemas website.
I’m wondering what the significance is for GU Manuka – one cinema definitely in need of a major upgrade… Does anyone have any info?
Also, has anyone who has visited the new website (http://www.eventcinemas.com.au) worked [...]
The trailer has just hit YouTube for RPM Films’ latest work “Another Day In Paradise”.
While a lot of the film was shot in India’s Kolkata the lead actors; Hanna Cormick, Rubik Roy, Arun Basu, and Christina Solazzini are all local.
Here’s some of the blurb:
The filming of “Another day in Paradise” has been completed earlier this [...]
The Canberra Times brings the intriguing news that the Canberra International Film Festival doesn’t plan to follow the brave lead of the Melbourne Film Festival and screen “The 10 Conditions of Love” (Trailer above).
With such controversy surrounding the film one might think that audiences would be allowed to see it for themselves? Or perhaps the [...]
The All Seeing Eye has turned up a curious plug for the Canberra Short Film Festival.
Running from 15 to 17 October the festival is still looking for entries until 30 September, so you’ve still got time to get cracking and get an entry in.
More details at the SilverSun website.
Former Canberran Anthony Capon is one of the twelve Project Runway Australia finalists. Before he moved to Melbourne, he lived on the Northside and completed his fashion studies at CIT.
I remember going to school with him at St Francis Xavier College in Florey. I hope that he does well, he is very talented. He graduated from CIT top [...]
Arc Cinema, located at the National Film and Sound Archive today commences it’s first Thursday afternoon screening of the new calender. Also lookout for the upcoming re-release of the film Wake in Fright.
“After a decades-long search for the original negatives it’s been restored by the NFSA in partnership with The Wake in Fright Trust [...]
A story of Polish officers murdered by the NKVD in Katyn during WWII. A picture of women unaware of the crime, who were waiting for their husbands, fathers,sons and brothers. An uncompromising reckoning with the lie of the communist powers, that was to order Poland to forget those who were killed. A film about [...]
We’re not going to embed this one as it’s a bit on the naughty side. But Rosebud has drawn my attention to a new addition to YouTube.
Posted by “velvetcorner” it comes with this note:
An Edwardian picnic by the lake takes an unusual turn as the scoundrel artist persuades the ladies to reveal more than they [...]
Theatre director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theatre in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele (Catherine Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her.His therapist, Madeleine Gravis [...]
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them.
Less Iron Man, more The Incredible Hulk in terms of a quality comparison to recent superhero blockbusters. If all you want [...]
A tenderhearted romantic fable, A FIANCÉ FOR YASMINA charts the tangled imbroglio that arises when emotional dilemmas, star-crossed relationships and the unpredictable effects of love bring mayhem upon a group of friends who gather at an immigrants’ centre.
The group were pleasantly surprised at the quality of a movie none of us had heard much [...]
[ 2 May, 2009; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 100 extras are needed this Saturday the 2nd of May at the National Museum of Australia from 1pm until 3pm.
The scene is the opening to the 90 minute film ‘The Competition’. We are creating a live studio audience for a fictional television show called ‘Band in Australia’ and you could help this Canberra made independent [...]
Here’s something for aspiring film makers. This from their media release:
Short Story Big Screen is a multicultural filmmaking project, which brings people from different communities together to tell their stories and turn them into films.
Short Story Big Screen is searching for local aspiring filmmakers of all ages and cultural backgrounds to participate and create their [...]
Penny Dreadful films are teaming up with the ACT Filmmakers Network in delivering the best in underground cult and sleazy cinema to Canberra. In the next couple of months a venue will be named and also the mid 2009 selection.
Expect to be shocked! appauled! sickened! and most of all entertained!
The aim of the project is to [...]
Mahboba’s Orphans from Kris Kerehona on Vimeo.
Local movie producer, Kris Kerehona, is making a movie: “Journey of Hope”. It’s about Mahboba Rawi and the 4,000 Afghani orphans who call her mother.
Every year an Afghan/Australian woman, Mahboba Rawi, travels back to Afghanistan to find poor kids and widows, and provide them with shelter, food, and education [...]
Lights! Canberra! Action! screened on Friday and we’re yet to hear the results.
But Riot reader Ozhair has published his entry, the The Brotherhood of Y II: The Tomb of Lilith.
It’s a sequel to the first “Brotherhood of Y” which a lot of you enjoyed.
If you’ve got an entry in the competition which we’ve missed use [...]
[ 19 March, 2009; 7:00 pm; ]
Liliana Bogatko’s second film about life with bipolar disorder, “Penguins and Polar Bears” is premiering next week at the Belconnen Theatre (Part of Belconnen Community Services). Her first movie was “Another World” which screened in 2007. Here’s the blurb for Penguins:
Liliana Bogatko’s new film Penguins and Polar Bears delves into the complex relationships forged in [...]
Two things going on this summer we’ve been remiss in not mentioning.
1. The Botanic Gardens have got their summer concert series humming again. They’re insanely popular, often with good reason. The best picnic sitting in town as long as you like crowds.
Remaining concerts in the series are:
17 Jan – Annie & the Armadillos Jazz, rhythm [...]