Classics coming to the big screen in Port Douglas


Howard Salkow

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Douglas Shire residents will be able to catch some classic films in Port Douglas next month. IMAGE: Supplied.

PRODUCED in 1944, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, among others, Casablanca, the classic World War II classic, still is – after all these years – a sublimely romantic, soul-satisfying experience.

Casablanca went on to win three Academy Awards – Best Picture, Director (Curtiz) and Adapted Screenplay (the Epsteins and Koch) – and gradually its reputation grew. Its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.

And this movie is one of many favourites you will be able to see at the Clink Theatre starting February 10 with Dirty Dancing. There are regular showings which runs until April 30.

Casablanca is being screened at the Clink on February 18 at 7pm. Starting times vary between 2pm and 7pm.

“This has been made possible thanks to the Event Funding Program through the Douglas Shire Council. We will gauge its success this year and if it proves popular, we build on it in 2018,” said Clink Theatre president, Councillor Michael Kerr.

“We have chosen many old favourites which I believe will grab everyone’s attention. We have made it as accessible as possible with adults paying $5 and children $2. Tickets can be bought at the door.”

The air-conditioned Clink Theatre recently spent $1,000 on its new screen and has paid $250 per movie to obtain a licence to screen them.

Some of the other movies include The Godfather, Sound of Music, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Carousel, among many other greats.