May 7, 2017
The true story of a life lost and found.
Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel star in this true story drama (based on the memoir by India-born Australian Saroo Brierly). 25 years after being lost on the streets of Calcutta and subsequently adopted by a loving family in Hobart, young Saroo sets out to find his birth family. He embarks on this needle-in-a-haystack quest with only a small store of memories, and the help of Google Maps.
NZ Herald 4 Stars "Lion may be an uplifting story of one man's determination and hope, a story of compassion and the importance of being connected, but it's one heck of a fraught ride getting there. Don't think about stepping into the theatre without a good supply of tissues."
Best Supporting Actor (Patel) and Adapted Screenplay, 2017 BAFTAs. Nominated for six 2017 OSCAR awards.
Directed by Garth Davis (TV's 'Top of the Lake')
Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Pallavi Sharda, Benjamin Rigby
Written by Luke Davies (based on the memoir 'A Long Way Home' by Saroo Brierley)
Drama, True Story & Biography | 118 mins Rating: PG | Australia, UK, USA
Our theatre is cosy and inviting. 2K Digital Projection with Dolby 5.1 Audio.
Theatre doors and box office opens 30 minutes before advertised start time.
There are no allocated seats. Arrive early to get the seat that's right for you from our eclectic collection of couches, reception and other chairs.
There is a cafe with juice, Bundaberg drinks, popcorn plus yummy food on sale. For licensed sessions wine and beer is available.
Pay at the door by cash or EFTPOS.
The office is usually open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 2pm for pre-purchase of tickets.
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From 15 minutes before the start they will be resold if the session is full.
A boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges, then is adopted by a couple in Tasmania; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. PG
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