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Coming in 2014 to James Theatre Dungog…


  • ‘Belle’ (PG) – life is hard for someone illegitimate and of mixed race…
  • Cabaret with stunning ragtime pianist, Jan Preston, book now…
  • Our next Down Memory Lane classic, ‘The Postman always rings twice’, an erotic thriller, starring femme fatale, Lana Turner…

and so much more….



Saturday 2 August at 6.30 for 7pm

Cabaret with Jan Preston

The star of the Friends’ annual cabaret is this year the  vivacious and entrancing boogie woogie and ragtime piano player Jan Preston who will be giving the ivories an enthusiastic workout whilst you enjoy a wonderful 3-course meal. Exciting raffle prizes. Don’t miss out on your ticket, as numbers are strictly limited. Read more…

OMAR-125Dungog Film Society
Sunday 17 August at 7pm

Omar (M)

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter… Read more…



Children’s Movie
Saturday 23 August at 3pm

How to Train your Dragon 2 (PG)

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in… Read more…


postman125Down Memory Lane
Thursday 4 September at 9.45am (movie at 10.30am)

The Postman Always Rings Twice

An erotic thriller from 1946 with Lana Turner, this film is one of the best examples of film noir – and an early proto-type for today’s ‘erotic thrillers’. Read more…


sunshine125Movie for Pedalfest
Saturday 6 September at 4pm and Sunday 7 September at 4pm

Sunshine on Leith (PG)

A jubilant, heartfelt musical that follows one tight-knit Scottish family and the three couples bound to it as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships. Set to the foot-tapping music of pop-folk band The Proclaimers. Read more…



Dungog Film Society
Sunday 21 September at 7pm

Tracks (M)

In April 1977 Robyn Davidson began a 3,200 km trek from Alice Springs to the West Australian coast accompanied by three adult camels, one baby camel and a dog named Diggity. Read more…


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Buy Tickets




  • 2 Sat - 6.30pm
    Friends of the James Theatre
    Cabaret with Jan Preston
  • 17 Sun - 7pm
    Film Society
    'Omar' (M)
  • 23 Sat - 3pm
    Children's Movie
    'How to Train your Dragon 2' (PG)
  • 28 Thurs - 31 Sun
    Dungog Arts Foundation Limited
    The Dungog Festival


  • 4 Thurs - 10.30am
    Down Memory Lane
    'The Postman always rings twice'
  • 6 Sat - 4pm and 7 Sun - 4pm
    Movie for Pedalfest
    'Sunshine on Leith' (PG)
  • 21 Sun - 7pm
    Film Society
    'Tracks' (M)



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