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Family movie
Saturday, 4 June, 3 pm & 7 pm

Eddie the Eagle (PG)

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.


Newcastle Conservatorium Showcase
Sunday, 5 June, 2 pm

Brass Quintet – Great American Songbook

Peformers from the Newcastle Conservatorium are coming to Dungog for four concerts of fine music at the James Theatre.

On the first Sunday of the Month, May to August, showcasing performers from the Newcastle Conservatorium, with special local guest performers as well.
Tickets: https://trybooking.com/KUIE or the box office will be open 1 hour prior to the concert. Adult $15.00 Child $10.00 Family (2 adults and 2 children) $40.00



Queens Birthday long weekend movie
Sunday, 12 June, 3 pm

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena), this British-French biographical comedy-drama is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (played by Meryl Streep), the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. In a hilarious turn, Hugh Grant plays her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair faced his greatest challenge.



Film Society
Sunday, 19 June, 7 pm

The Man Who Knew Infinity (PG)

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the improbable true story of a unique genius whose pivotal theories propelled him from obscurity into a world in the midst of war, and how he fought tirelessly to show the world the magic of his mind.

Dev Patel stars in this biopic of one of the world’s pioneering mathematicians. In colonial India, 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed university due to his obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion despite the rejection of his peers, Ramanujan writes to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), a renowned British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognises the brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the skepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored. Together, they make history.



Down Memory Lane
Thursday, 30 June, 10.30 am & 7 pm

High Noon 1952

Spanning close to real time, this film is an unusual classic of the Western genre. High Noon won awards for acting, cinematography and the score, which enhances the ‘hot, stark’ look of the Californian desert landscape, but the film is really the story of a man’s conflict of conscience. Gary Cooper plays a retiring sheriff looking for the quiet life, who learns on his last day in the job that bad-guy Frank Miller will be returning to town, bent on vengeance, on the noon train. Supported only by his Quaker bride, Amy, played by 21 year old Grace Kelly in her second feature film, the tense climax of High Noon set the standard for thoughtful Westerns that set humanity above violent action.


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Sundays at the James

Newcastle Conservatorium Showcase

Peformers from the Newcastle Conservatorium are coming to Dungog for four concerts of fine music at the James Theatre.

The Friends of the James Theatre will be hosting “Showcase Sundays at the James” at 2pm, on each of 1 May, 5 June, 3 July and 7 August. The Newcastle Conservatorium will present a different concert each month, with brass, piano, choral works and strings. As part of each concert, some young local Dungog musicians will also be given the opportunity to perform, as the “Stars of the Future”.

The Showcase concert series includes:
1st May – Choral Favourites
5th June – Brass Quintet – Great American Songbook
3rd July – Keyboard classics
7th August – String Showcase

Each concert will start at 2.00pm, and comprise two 40 minute sets with a 20 minute intermission. Prices for each concert are $15 for adults, $10 children under 16, and $40 for a family pass of two adults and two children.

Tickets can be booked online by clicking here. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.


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Buy Tickets



  • 4 Sat 3pm & 7pm
    Family Movie
    'Eddie the Eagle' (PG)
  • 5 Sun 2pm
    Newcastle Conservatorium Showcase
    'Brass Quintet – Great American Songbook'
  • 12 Sun 3pm
    Queens Birthday Weekend Movie
    'Florence Foster Jenkins' (PG)
  • 19 Sun 7pm
    Film Society
    'The Man Who Knew Infinity ' (PG)
  • 30 Thur 10.30am & 7pm
    Down Memory Lane
    'High Noon (1952)'

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