TICKET PRICES. Having kept our admission prices the same for the last four years we are raising the entry price this year as our costs have risen. An Adult ticket to evening screenings will be $15 and Senior/Student $12 the morning shows stay the same...$12 and $10 any films suitable for under 14 yrs the ticket price is $8.
FYI / The Capitol and Bridgeway cinemas adult ticket has risen to $19 this year, Rialto $18 and the Lido $17.
Loyalty Card We will continue with our 'Loyalty Card' * which gives regular customers a free movie when they have filled their card with six stamps. (* only applies to FLICKS FRIDAY night movies)
With the Film Distributors sharing their release schedules with us then it has meant that I have been able to get our films lined up and booked well in advance, this will give you the opportunity to pop them into your calendar and plan your viewing, many of the films are new releases.
For the moment we have cancelled all future screenings due to the current situation with the Covid19 virus, we will announce when we can start up again. There are plenty of good films waiting for us to show.
Wishing you and your families, friends all the best of health, stay safe.
Fingers crossed and washed for 20 seconds and let's hope we are on the way to Level 2, 1 and zero.
You have probably got to a point where you have watched all the new movies on offer and the buttons on your remotes are worn out but I thought I would send you a few links to some documentaries well worth watching, two of which are special to me.
The first one is from Aljazeera TV and features part of a film called 'Mo and Me' the film is about the famous news cameraman and photographer Mohamed Amin with whom I worked for for several years in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, the Seychelles and the Middle East. Within a very short time we became close friends and had some amazing adventures, even meeting him in the office in Nairobi was an adventure !! One of the chapters in the book I am currently writing will be a tribute to this amazing man and I will share many of my memorable experiences with him. Tragically he was killed along with other colleagues on Flight 961 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, the plane was hi-jacked and crashed into the sea off the Comoros Islands. The reason they were in Ethiopia was to screen the film we had just finished to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Ethiopian Airlines, I should have been there with them but got delayed in the Bahamas where I was making a film about Sharks, so I missed going to the premiere and missed perishing in the plane crash. Here is a link to the film on-line with an introduction by Salim, Mo's son, who made the film. https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/rewind/2018/05/mo-african-image-maker-extraordinaire-180509121123950.html
Another doco, from Aljazeera was shown last week https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2019/07/genesis-20-hunt-woolly-mammoth-190728124014687.html
If this link does not work when you click on it then just GOOGLE 'Genesis 2.0: The Hunt for the Woolly Mammoth'
The connection I have with this is more about co-incidence and again good luck for me. I had been asked to go to Svalbard (Spitzbergen) right up in the Arctic circle to film a climbing expedition with two elderly climbers from Sweden. They had climbed just about every peak in the Himalayas and the Alps and both in the early 70's thought it would be good to climb a final mountain before they swopped their crampons for zimmer frames. They wanted to climb one that had not been climbed before and searched the world climbing atlas...to their dismay most of the world's peaks had already been climbed, this was around the time tourist companies started to offer Everest as a holiday package!! Their search finally lead them to a location nearer to home, Spitzbergen in the Arctic circle. A Swedish skiier friend of mine got me involved in the filming of this expedition. They found two peaks that had not been climbed just south of Newtontoppen, which is the highest peak on Svalbard, which already had a Russian flag stuck in it..so they did not want to go there. The expedition was planned for the end of June 1993 but sadly ended in tragedy with both men dying from exposure in a freak snowstorm that lasted for 10 days...but that is a story for another day. Before sailing from Tromso with all the equipment we were told about a shipment of Mammoth ivory that had just been seized by Govt, officials, so we went to get footage of the haul, which went out on TV news all over Europe. This was the first time I had ever heard of Mammoth ivory.!!..in fact when someone told us we thought they were winding us up. but no, !! on board they found a ton of tusks, estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then last week I just happened to see a film about mammoth ivory and it brought back memories of that fateful trip where once again a delay in the trip to Svalbard due to bad weather meant that I was not on the first leg of the expedition and lived to tell the tale.
The other recommended clip is from the NZ Sound and Vision archive, https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/ngawaierua then click onto Ngā wai e rua: Stories of Us
Wishing you all well,
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