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Saturday 24 February, 4pm + 7pm (two screenings)

FORCE OF NATURE: THE DRY 2 (M)

Mystery/Thriller ‧ 1h 52m

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 is set to get Detective Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) solving mysteries again. In this follow-up to 2021’s Australian box-office hit The Dry, Falk is looking into the disappearance of a hiker from a corporate retreat attended by five women. Alongside fellow federal agent Carmen Cooper (Jacqueline McKenzie), Falk heads deep into Victoria’s mountain ranges to try to find the missing traveller — who also happens to be a whistle-blowing informant — alive.

Based on: Force of Nature; by Jane Harper

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets will be available at the door

Sunday 3 March, 5pm

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE (M)

Biography/Drama/Music ‧ 1h 47m

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets will be available at the door

Sunday 10 March, 5pm

DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS (MA15+)

Comedy/Thriller ‧ 1h 24m

The latest comedy crime caper from Ethan Cohen stars Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan as two friends whose road trip to Tallahassee goes awry when they discover a mysterious case in the boot of their car. Of course, the mysterious case is one of those things that every person wants to get their hands on.

***** “A wild tribute to b-movies, zany road trips, with a very retro vibe and absurdly quick pace. Coen-esque, but goofier and more straight-shooting than most of their other comedies.” Jordan Ruimy, World of Reel

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets will be available at the door

Saturday 16 March, 4pm + 7pm

DUNE: PART TWO (M)

Sci-fi/Adventure ‧ 2h 46m

The second part in this sci-fi epic franchise with an all-star cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Christopher Walken.

Duke Paul Atreides joins the Fremen and begins a spiritual and martial journey to become Muad’dib, while trying to prevent the horrible but inevitable future he’s witnessed: a Holy War in his name, spreading throughout the known universe.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets will be available at the door

Thursday 28 March, 4:30pm

LIFE DRAWING WITH A COMEDIAN
Where Art Meets Laughter

Live performance

Arts Upper Hunter (AUH) is excited to present Life Drawing with a Comedian from Laugh Mob, an original hilarious show that seamlessly merges the worlds of art and comedy for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Life Drawing with a Comedian is an Interactive comedy experience that welcomes artists of all abilities. You’ll be laughing so hard you won’t be able to keep you pencil straight. It’s cheeky, yet classy with a lesson with a lesson of fine art thrown in there.

No artistic skills required – bad drawers are more than welcome!

Featuring comedian Sean Michaels, this show has toured extensively, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This show is suitable for ages 15 and up and for anyone interested in art or comedy. Please note there is no nude content.

“There are no breaks between laughs! this is a must see comedy…” Monica B
“This show is crazy funny and different every time!”

This event is made possible by Arts North West @artsnorthwest and Arts Upper Hunter @artsupperhunter with support from the NSW Government, Dungog Shire Council, Singleton Council, Muswellbrook council and Upper Hunter Shire Council.

Grab your ticket at 123tix.com.au Laugh Mob – Life Drawing with a Comedian

TICKETS:
Adult – $25 (plus booking fee)
Student (15 or older)/ Concession – $18 (plus booking fee)

Sunday 31 March, 5pm

THE GREAT ESCAPER (M)

Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 36m

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary.​

It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war. ​

Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson). The Great Escaper celebrates their enduring love, but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.

A fabulous cast with amazing performances demonstrating why Jackson and Caine are so highly regarded.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets will be available at the door

Saturday 6 April, 4pm + 7pm

WICKED LITTLE LETTERS (CTC)

Mystery/Comedy ‧ 1h 42m

Oscar award-winning actress Olivia Colman stars in this comedy crime drama based on a true scandal that stunned England in the 1920s.

WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women – led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) – begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

This film is brought to you by Friends of the James Theatre Inc.

Tickets will be available at the door

HIRE THE ICONIC JAMES THEATRE

The James Theatre is available for hire for film, music or dramatic events or for weddings, parties, dances, educational uses or meetings. The auditorium of the James Theatre is large and can be divided up for more intimate performances or to provide a separate refreshment area.

For enquiries and inspections of the Theatre, please use the form on the Contact Us page

February

  • 24 Sat, 4pm
    FORCE OF NATURE: THE DRY 2 (M)
    Mystery/Thriller ‧ 1h 52m
  • 24 Sat, 7pm
    FORCE OF NATURE: THE DRY 2 (M)
    Mystery/Thriller ‧ 1h 52m

March

  • 3 Sun, 5pm
    BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE (M)
    Biography/Drama/music ‧ 1h 47m
  • 10 Sun, 5pm
    DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS (MA15+)
    Comedy/Thriller ‧ 1h 24m
  • 16 Sat, 4pm
    DUNE: PART TWO (M)
    Sci-fi/Adventure ‧ 2h 46m
  • 16 Sat, 7pm
    DUNE: PART TWO (M)
    Sci-fi/Adventure ‧ 2h 46m
  • 28 Thur, 4.30pm
    LIFE DRAWING WITH A COMEDIAN
    Live Performance
  • 31 Sun, 5pm
    THE GREAT ESCAPER (M)
    Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 36m

April

  • 6 Sat, 4pm
    WICKED LITTLE LETTERS (CTC)
    Mystery/Comedy ‧ 1h 42m
  • 6 Sat, 7pm
    WICKED LITTLE LETTERS (CTC)
    Mystery/Comedy ‧ 1h 42m