SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER AND VISIT WONKALAND AT EUMUNDI'S OUTDOOR CINEMA -- FLICKS IN THE STICKS
The Eumundi Outdoor Cinema 'Flicks in the Sticks' has announced two more screenings at Eumundi Showgrounds for January - The Blues Brothers for Friday 15 January and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for Saturday 23 January.
"Both films have cult classic status in their own right and are a guaranteed great trip down memory lane," says Flicks in the Sticks Director Steve Beardsley. "And most of us oldies that have seen the films before probably haven't ever seen them on the big screen."
"We'll have a big shout out to anyone that makes the effort to dress-up for The Blues Brothers -- and getting up and grooving to the tunes will also be encouraged!," says Steve.
Gates open at 6pm, with the screening starting around 7.15pm. Moviegoers are reminded to bring something to sit on -- a picnic rug, chair, beanbag, or even a couch!
The candy bar opens from 6pm -- with ice-creams, popcorn and all the necessary movie munchies. There will also be a sausage sizzle and BBQ from 6pm until the movie starts.
"The cost is only $8 per person, and free for children under 3 years of age," says Steve. "The price also includes a glow light for everyone, as well as a drink and popcorn."
A bit about the movies...
THE BLUES BROTHERS
A cult classic, The Blues Brothers is a film not for the faint hearted -- because it will grab you and make you want to shake a tail feather (you'll have to hear the music to get that one...)
The star-studded cast features the legendary John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, James Browm, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and Aretha Franklin ... and that's just for starters!
After his release from prison, Jake Blues and his brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They discover the church has stopped its support and will sell the place to the education authority, and the only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days.
The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the $$$ by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from god" they seem to make more enemies along the way.
Will they manage to come up with the money in time?
If you love music -- and especially the blues -- you'll love The Blues Brothers..
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Another classic bound to appeal to children as well as nostalgic grown ups, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a magical adventure guaranteed to have your children wanting a visit to a lolly factory!
Mysterious candy(lolly)maker Willy Wonka, for years a recluse, announces a worldwide contest that will see five lucky people win an amazing tour of his lolly and chocolate factory, and win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.
Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie Bucket, who lives in poverty with his mother and four grandparents. They are so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, and buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme.
But in movieland, magic can happen. Charlie, along with four somewhat odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Along the way, mild disasters befall each of the children. You'll have to come along to see what happens to Charlie...
The Flicks in the Sticks project acknowledges the generous support of Queensland Government Q150 celebrations, The Sunshine Coast Regional Council, and the Eumundi and District Historical Association.
Flicks in the Sticks, Eumundi
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