Friends of James Theatre

American Hustle (M) at the James this Sunday

american_hustle_125American Hustle (M) is coming to the James at 7pm on Sunday May 18. Described as “riotously funny and impeccably cast”, it is a chaotic story of a con-couple found out and forced to work for the FBI, loosely based on a real life 1970’s scandal. The film  is richly evocative, bathing in the excesses of the power, the money and the high-life in New Jersey in 1978. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner and lots of 1970’s hair, clothes and sunglasses.

Easter Movies at the James

12-years-125peabody-sherman-125Easter movies are on again this year at the James. For all the family ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman‘ (PG) on either Easter Saturday at 4pm or Easter Monday at 1pm and for the adults ’12 Years a Slave’ (MA15+) on Easter Saturday at 7pm or Easter Monday at 4pm.

Philomena (M) on Sunday 16 March at 7pm

philomena 125Don’t miss this magical film with the wonderful Judi Dench on Sunday 16 March at 7pm. It’s not too late to join the film society for this year and at only $7 per film it’s a bargain! See you there.

James Theatre wins Christmas window prize

christmas-window125Congratulations to Friends committee members Liz Hughes and Anne Balmer who, with the help of Friends Steven Head and Alexandra Fowler, created the winning entry for the most unusual display in the Chamber of Commerce Christmas window competition, winning prize money of $200 for the Theatre. This caps off a another great year at the James and we are busy planning a great 2014!

Countdown to AGOG

AGOG 2013
Don’t risk being hungry – book your place for Friday night’s supper and/or Saturday night’s dinner fast! Tickets for all films available at the door but one of our packages is cheaper so check out the details on our website now!

Film tonight or next weekend?

Hightly rated ‘Rust and Bone’ (M) is an unusual love affair will cannot fail to move you, on tonight at 7pm or next weekend Hugh Jackman in ‘The Wolverine’ (M) or ‘Behind the Candelabra’ (M) – a must if you remember Liberace… the choice is yours…

Opening night bookings for Agog filling fast

AGOG 2013

Book now to ensure your place at the supper on opening night including fabulous finger food, Camyr Allyn wines and music from Springtide. Or just come to the great film to follow: ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ (M). What a great package for only $40 or film only $17. Take your pick! And for more details visit our website.

…and 50 years later Cleopatra comes to the James

Make sure to come to this special screening of the fabulous 1963 version of  ‘Cleopatra’ with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton re-released in digital format at 1pm Saturday 10 August. Only $5 per ticket… and afternoon tea thrown in… you can’t afford to miss this

Another sellout success for the James Theatre!

The Friends’ second annual cabaret was enjoyed by a packed house – great food, atmosphere and fabulous music had most people up on their feet or at least toe tapping along. Our great raffle prize: the Salvatore Zofrea woodcut raised $1,400 and won by Libby McWilliam, means our new kitchen is likely to become a reality very soon.

It’s time for AGOG again!



Once again we have a fabulous feast of foreign films to tempt your palate: this year on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August. Tickets are on sale now with special early bird prices. For full details go to our website or ring Robert on 4995 9399


    Comedy/Adventure/Animation ‧ 1h 34m
  • 27 Sat, 4pm
    Comedy/Fantasy ‧ 1h 55m
  • 27 Sat, 7pm
    Comedy/Fantasy ‧ 1h 55m