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A new venture at the Drill Hall

The Drill Hall Film Society

Sunday 25th March, 2pm

The good news for film lovers is that Michael Lines-Kelly’s Left Bank Film Club has been re-invented in the guise of the Drill Hall Film Society (DHFS).

The film society’s aim is to screen classic cinema at low cost to members in the convivial atmosphere of the historic Drill Hall Theatre Mullumbimby with its tiered seating and air-conditioning. Refreshments will be available and critical discussion after the film is encouraged. Occasionally with featured artists involved with the presented film.

The premiere screening will be Phillip Noyce’s, Newsfront. This wonderful film will be introduced by local resident, Lissa Coote, the film’s production designer. Lissa will provide insights into the creation of this 1978 Australian classic. The screenplay was written by David Elfick, Philippe Mora, Phillip Noyce and former Lismore boy, the late Bob Ellis.

Newsfront is the critic David Stratton’s all-time favourite Australian film. It features a stellar cast including Bill Hunter, Wendy Hughes, Gerard Kennedy, Chris Haywood, John Ewart, Angela Punch McGregor, Bryan Brown, Drew Forsythe, Bruce Spence and Tony Barry, who just happens to be the patron of the Drill Hall Theatre CompanyNewsfront opens Sunday 25 March at 2pm at the Drill Hall Theatre. Doors open at 1pm. 

Our initial season screens on the last Sunday of the month from 5 March to 24 June and will present a short season of Australian films.  Beginning with Newsfront, the premiere season will show two more examples of Tony Barry’s work, Shame, and Road to NhillTony will take part in the post-screening discussions. Walkabout, starring David Gulpilil, is the added bonus to complete the inaugural DHFS season on 24 June.

The Drill Hall Film Society is offering a three-month membership to see the four films for just $24. For insurance purposes, film society membership also includes associate membership of the Drill Hall Theatre Company for 2018. To become a member of the Drill Hall Film Society contact Sonia on 66842112 or email on drillhallfilms@gmail.com. Sonia will provide information on how to join and how to pay the $24 inaugural season membership fee. The ‘online’ booking deadline is 10 March. Because seating is limited to 100, you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment as the DHFS is quietly confident that the season will sell out.

See you at the Drill Hall Film Society’s initial season opening with the screening of the classic Australian film, Newsfront and later Road to Nhill, Shame and Walkabout.

Sonia Borenstein
Administrator for the Drill Hall Film Society


Northern Rivers Impro Schools Challenge

Friday 6th April 2017, 7:30pm

A theatre games evening for schools and student groups in the Northern Rivers.

Teams of 3 to 5 students from years 9 to 12 from each participating school or youth group perform with teams from other schools and groups in the Northern Rivers region. They are challenged to create 1, 2 & 3 minute improvised scenes live on stage. The scenes are judged by 3 independent improvisation judges.

ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE 60 MINUTE IMPRO WORKSHOP PRIOR TO THE EVENT- Call time is 4:00pm for a 4.30pm workshop. There will be a meal break from 5:30 to 7:00 when there will be a warm up prior to the event commencing at 7:30.




Acting Workshops

Free Acting Workshops for Adult Actors of All levels of Experience

Acting workshops will commence again from Monday 19th February 2018

The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s Monday Acting Workshops are now in their 10th year.  The workshop runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at The Drill Hall every Monday evening. All interested actors are welcome to come along.   No previous experience is necessary just a keenness to explore your creativity and work in a supportive group environment. You must also be 18 or older.

The aim of the workshops is to have fun while freeing up our imagination, imparting some performance skills and generating interest in the theatre.

The only cost is a $15 annual fee to become an associate member of the Drill Hall Theatre Company. Other benefits for becoming a participant include invitations to our dress rehearsals and discount admission to our productions.

Workshop co-ordinator Mike Russo has a degree in Theatre Studies and 40 years experience as a theatre student, teacher and practitioner and has been providing these workshops for the past nine years.

For more information please call Mike on 6684 4886 or send an email to drillhalltheatre@gmail.com.



If you are interested in being involved in any of the Drill Hall Theatre Productions, either as cast or crew please email your interest to drillhalltheatre@gmail.com and we will keep you informed.


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