Deckchair Cinema - Australia
Time & Location
About The Event
Experience a fabulous deckchair cinema under the outback night sky in the desert at Ooraminna Station Homestead in the iconic filmset.
Thursday night's film is :
Australia is a 2008 Australian-British-American romantic historical adventure drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. The screenplay was written by Luhrmann and screenwriter Stuart Beattie, with Ronald Harwood and Richard Flanagan.
The film is a character story, set between 1939 and 1942 against a dramatised backdrop of events across northern Australia at the time, such as the bombing of Darwin during World War II.
Lady Sarah Ashley travels from England to northern Australia to force her philandering husband to sell his faltering cattle station, Faraway Downs. Her husband sends an independent cattle drover, called "Drover", to transport her to Faraway Downs.
Lady Sarah's husband is murdered shortly before she arrives, and the authorities tell her that the killer is an Aboriginal elder, "King George". Meanwhile, cattle station manager Neil Fletcher is trying to gain control of Faraway Downs, so that Lesley 'King' Carney will have a complete cattle monopoly, giving him negotiating leverage with an Australian army officer, Captain Dutton, who wants to buy the cattle.
The childless Lady Sarah is captivated by the boy Nullah, who has an Aboriginal mother and a white father. Nullah tells her that "King George" is his grandfather, and that like the Wizard, he too is a "magic man".
Lady Sarah persuades Drover to take the cattle to Darwin for sale. Drover leads a team of six other riders, including Lady Sarah, Drover's Aboriginal brother-in-law Magarri, Nullah, and the station's accountant Kipling Flynn, to drive the 1,500 cattle to Darwin. The team drive the cattle through the dangerous Never Never desert. The plot evolves as to an unforseen ending.
Tickets include feature movie, dinnerbox and return coach transfer unless otherwise specified.
Pickup at the Alice Springs Convention Centre 5.30pm
Return departs Ooraminna 9.30pm
This is an outdoor event under the great outback sky :
IMPORTANT - BRING WARM CLOTHES AND YOUR OWN RUG TO STAY WARM IN YOUR DECKCHAIR
Adult - Deckchair, Dinner & Movie $63
Concession - Deckchair, Dinner & Movie $58
Child - Deckchair, Dinner & Movie $42
Family Pass - 2 adults / 2 kids - Deckchair, Dinner, Movie $200
Children - Under 14
Concession - Pensioners, health care card holders or students
Rugspace - Bring your own rug to sit on the sand.
Our liquor license does NOT permit any alcohol to be brought into or removed from our premises
Cheese platter $20
Bottle of White Wine $22
Bottle of Red Wine $22
Bottle of Sparkling $22
Beer Bucket (4 x Great Northern) $30
Advise of special diets
As part of our move to reduce the carbon footprint we do not stock bottled water! We provide chilled Ooraminna water free of charge, and a range of beverages including sparkling mineral water.
Eftpos is available.