. The Old Gazette Film Society is a sub-committee of the Dorrigo Dramatic Club Inc. formed in 2016 by a group of committed Dorrigo residents to provide an environment to share film, food and conversation on the Plateau.
We are a member of the Australian Film Societies Federation who issue to us, for a small fee, licences to show specific movies to our members. Due to licensing restrictions, you must be a member of the Film Society to attend screenings which are then free. Members are allowed to bring one guest along per calendar year and a guest may attend twice before needing to become a member.
It's a wonderful community event and a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy films, food and conversation. Basically, membership is a bargain at $5 a screening. Members have the opportunity to see 12 films a year.
Film nights are organised and run by volunteers. So please offer to come and help us serve refreshments or assist us with other tasks.
In 2018 we had 70 members with an average of 29 attending each film. Overall attendance for the year was 348 - not a bad outcome for a little community! For a more detailed report for last year go to Reports.
*The films for the second half of next year are now on the Calendar.*
April's film was full of suspense, snow and ice. At the very last minute there was a happy ending. Everyone came out smiling.
Friday 24 May Their Finest A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
Nibbles and wine/tea/coffee are served at 6.45 at the Theatre.
Screening starts at 7:30 Are you a member? Would you like to become a member? If so come along on the night and join or email us via the Contact page beforehand and you can see any of our films at the Drama Theatre. Don't forget members can bring one guest along per year.
Background The Dorrigo Dramatic Club successfully applied for a grant under the Federal Government's Stronger CommunitiesProgram. This has enabled the Old Gazette Theatre to upgrade its audio-visual capabilities with modern projection and around-sound equipment.