What’s On?

As we walked through the doors, I leaned towards Dean and jokingly whispered “I bet Ben-Hur is still playing here!”

I’m not being a snob, honestly I’m not, but the Roxy Cinema Complex in Nowra is quite possible the oldest movie theatre we’ve ever walked into and I cannot remember the last time I saw ‘what’s showing’ so proudly displayed above the entrance as if it was 1950.

We decided to see the latest instalment in the world of Mad Max, and as we patiently waited to be ushered through to our seats, this is what I saw proudly displayed on the wall.

Ben Hur

Granted, it was being now playing as part of their ‘Revive the Classics’ program, but Dean and I looked at each other and had quite a good giggle over it.

As for Mad Max: Fury Road, it’s definitely a boys film and, to be perfectly honest, I think I would have enjoyed watching Ben-Hur more.


Author: Clare

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8 thoughts

  1. I love old movie theatres, too! The seats are usually plush velvet and super comfy. One I went to in Germany had a little narrow table running along in front of each row of seats with little tassled lamps spread evenly along. The movie was confusing (Green Card) since my German wasn’t great and it was dubbed but the theatre features made up for it. πŸ˜€


    1. πŸ™‚ The old theatre in Nowra isn’t like that at all – no plush velvet seats, but perhaps one day, a long, long time ago, it may have in its heyday.


  2. There’s an old Art Deco cinema here in Melbourne (well, a suburb) called The Astor that has a similar feel – same kind of posters on the walls, old cinematographic equipment on display, and they even (regularly!) show double features of old movies with an intermission.
    The cinema at Ballarat looks similar from the outside (Art Deco & what’s on) and in the foyer, but I’m not sure if they show classics anymore.


  3. I adore old movie theaters. It was my first legal job working as a teenager. Before that it was backbreaking work picking strawberries in dizzyingly hot berry patches all spring and summer long. It’s no wonder I adore the cool atmosphere of a fine old cinema.
    I hope you’ll have yourself a few lovely date nights at this nostalgic old dame. Ah, the memories.


    1. Thanx Shelley,

      You make me smile. I always wanted a job at the local theatre but could only manage my way into Saturday mornings behind the counter with our chemist for the princely pay of $7.50 πŸ™‚

      I’m sure we will have many a date night, (or day time date) at the theatre. We can’t help ourselves – it’s what we like to do beside bushwalking and, oh heck, everything else we’re doing at the moment.



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