Jul 2-3: Three movies for the start of July

There are three top movies screening at the Old School Arts Centre in Stewart St this weekend and they all have PG ratings.

The main feature screening Saturday 2nd at 8pm and Sunday 3rd at 4.30pm is FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

Meryl Streep is Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1930s-40s New York socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite being roundly ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, her lack of pitch, and her aberrant pronunciation. This true story comedy-drama is from director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and co-stars Hugh Grant.

NZ Herald 3 1/2 Stars “Charming with moments of magic.”

NBR “Meryl Streep provides just the right mixture of exuberance and charm to show the woman’s complete confidence in her ability with an amazing level of self-deception.”

Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Helberg

Directed by Stephen Frears (‘The Queen’, ‘High Fidelity’, ‘Philomena’, ‘Dangerous Liasons’)

Written by Nicholas Martin

Comedy, Drama, Music, True Story & Biography | 1hr 50mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: UK

An Auckland - Samoa comedy love story

An Auckland – Samoa comedy love story

On Saturday at 4pm, The Old School is screening a preview of THREE WISE COUSINS. (It will screen again 16th and 17th July). there have been several requests for the Old School to screen this film.

A Kiwi-raised Samoan heads to the islands to learn about his culture and love. He needs to learn how to impress a woman who only wants to go out with a ‘real island guy’.

NZ Herald: “An independent film shot on one camera and with a cast of unknown actors has racked up more than $1 million at New Zealand and Australian box offices.”

Stuff 3 1/2 Stars “This often slapstick comedy goes for laughs, as the cuzzies spout idioms and double entendres of great wisdom.”

Starring: Neil Amituanai, Vito Vito, Fesuiai Viliamu, Gloria Ofa Blake

Directed by Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa (feature debut)

Comedy | 1hr 29mins | PG | Country of Origin: New Zealand

160608MAVISBack by request for a final screening is MAVIS on Saturday 2nd at 6pm.

Documentary biopic on Mavis Staples, the almighty singer whose family group – the Staple Singers – invigorated millions and helped power the civil rights movement with their music.

Featuring powerful live performances, rare archival footage, and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy and Chuck D.

“…packed full of fascinating information. . . live performance footage. ” 4.5 /5 stars. Stuff.

Documentary, Music | 1 hr 21 mins |
PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: USA.

Screening at Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart Street.

You can buy tickets up to 30 minutes before the start times at the door by cash or EFTPOS.

Or the Arts Centre office is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm for pre-purchase of tickets.

Or you can reserve a seat using the web reservation system on this web page.

Online reserve requests are accepted up to Friday at 12 noon for the weekend movies – provided the session isn’t already full.

Online reserves must be paid for in the time from 30 minutes before the start of a session to 15 minutes before the start.

From 15 minutes before the start they will be resold if the session is full.

Theatre doors opens 30 minutes before advertised start time. Arrive early if you want a comfy seat. There is a cafe with Bundaberg drinks, coke, juice popcorn plus yummy food on sale.

Adults $14, Concession $12, Children $8 (14 yrs and under).
Family Deals 1 adult and 2 children $26, 1 adult and 3 children $32

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