First screening a great success

Posted by on July 28th, 2014

The Flinders Flicks film society reformed this year after a long break, thanks to the help of Emily’s bistro to provide a venue. The society now has 30 new members who were treated to the Baz Luhrmann remake of “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a very comfortable “movie room” setting, using the Flinders Flicks projector and screen which is now permanently mounted at Emily’s ready for future events. Audience were treated to snack sized taco treats and delicious meringues, and the enjoyment of seeing many dress up in 1920’s costumes which added a great deal of atmosphere to the 1920s Emporium!

“We’ve had a lot of really positive feedback,” says manager Sally Brown, “and many people said it was an amazing experience. One guest said he felt honored to be there.”

The first show was deemed such a success that we have decided to continue to run film events on a regular basis. The films are being set by nomination and vote. The audience numbers are being limited to around 30 per film so it will be essential for people to book early. The events at Emilys will run along similar lines to the first one, with the film being shown for free, and guests paying a per head charge to cover the costs of snacks. Donations are very welcome as we are saving for a new projector – thank you to everyone who contributed to us raising $65 at the first event.

The Film Society has put out a survey to the new members, and non members are welcome to participate. The survey provides an opportunity for people to suggest what films they are most interested in seeing, and to vote on film suggestions.¬†It is easily accessible online from https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2NVLHS6 , or drop in to Emily’s and provide feedback to Sally.

The next film has not been set yet… but the date has! If you are keen for a movie room experience as a member of Flinders Flicks film society, please pencil this date into your diary: Friday 12 September 2014. The film will be announced later this month on www.flindersflicks.org. You can book a place in advance by calling Emily’s on 08 8648 6940.¬†Further dates will be set later this month so please view the flinders flicks web site, or next month’s Mercury for a program of upcoming events.

Next event : Friday 12 September at Emily’s Bistro.

Photos below courtesy of Emily’s Bistro.

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