Murdoch outdoor cinema opens tomorrow night!

November 26, 2014

Senior Executive Director Steve Dickson with Community Cinema volunteers

Murdoch University’s open air cinema will open its doors for the first time on Thursday night for a summer of marvelous movie-going.

Run in collaboration with McDonald’s Community Cinemas, the outdoor venue will screen Oscar-tipped upcoming releases like Nightcrawler, Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as well as old favourites like The Princess Bride, The Dark Crystal and The Breakfast Club.

The first film to be screened under the stars at Lower Bush Court tomorrow night will be the critically-acclaimed romantic comedy Obvious Child, which was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival, earning American comedy actress Jenny Slate rave reviews for her performance in the leading role.

The MA15+ certificate film is about stand up comedian Donna, who throws herself into a one night stand after breaking up with her boyfriend. The fling results in a pregnancy so Donna decides to have an abortion because she is not ready for motherhood. But things get confusing when her one night stand comes courting.

On Friday night, the hit sci-fi action film Guardians of the Galaxy will screen followed by The Hundred Foot Journey on Saturday night and The Skeleton Twins on Sunday. Each film in the season will begin screening at 7.45pm.

Steve Dickson, Senior Executive Director at Murdoch said the remaining program of films had been announced for the summer season, which lasts until February 7, and there were plenty of options for film lovers of all ages and preferences.

“Our campus is a very special place and we’re excited to be sharing its unique atmosphere with members of the community this summer,” said Mr Dickson. “We’re pleased that this partnership allows us to give something back.”

Volunteers comprising Murdoch University staff, students and Alumni will support Community Cinemas in running the summer season and all proceeds will go to charities which aim to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and other health issues.

The entire program is now available to view on the event website. Film goers can also purchase tickets, book beanbags and order food for their chosen night via the website.

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