An exciting cinema project has sprung up in the Northern Illawarra.
The Anita’s Theatre Cinema Club is now screening world-class, international movies close to home each week, so locals who love a good film don’t have to trek into the indie, city cinemas to enjoy the best the world has to offer.
The club has been established by film makers Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and her partner Gregory Miller, who are behind a similar project at Hazelhurst Gallery.
“We have a real passion for film culture,” says Georgia, “Many people love art-house movies but the multiplexes don’t show them. There are so many film-lovers living locally and their needs just were not being met so we think it’s a no-brainer to put these movies into Anita’s.”
To be a part of the screenings at Thirroul, you have to join the club. “In order for us to be able to afford to hire the movies we have to register as a club with the Australian Council and Film Society. That means we have access to the National Film and Sound Archive as well as recent Roadshow releases, which in turn means we can’t sell walk-up tickets. You have to be a member to attend.”
Georgia and Greg have selected a fascinating program and because both work in the film industry, often are able to invite the filmmaker along to the screening.
The next block of movies is yet to be announced, however Georgia says it’s going to be amazing.
“One of the movies we have selected is Monsieur Mayonaise, and we are thrilled to announce director Trevor Graham will be at Anita’s to talk about the film prior to the screening!”
The Anita’s Film Club screens movies every Monday at 7pm at Anita’s Theatre.
Membership is $60 for six months- which gives you access to 20 movies.
You can find out more HERE
To view the upcoming movies, have a look HERE