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Gold Grass outdoor cinema returns to Rosny

THE Rosny Farm lawns will be transformed into an open-air movie theatre this summer with the return of the popular Gold Grass Cinema.

Four films will be aired on the big screen across the program’s five days, including The Notebook on 29 January and The NeverEnding Story on 30 January, as well as a debut presentation by Australian comedy show Cinema Fiasco.

A special screening of The Labyrinth was shown on 25 January in memory of the late David Bowie, with 10 per cent of all proceeds donated to the Cancer Council of Tasmania.

“Rosny Farm is a fantastic venue and by showing films in the grounds we get to share the lovely atmosphere with a wide range of film enthusiasts,” Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said.

“This year, with Cinema Fiasco on board, we are offering an engaging cross-over between live comedy and film, bringing some truly unique entertainment to the Eastern Shore.”

After six-years of entertaining audiences nationwide, Cinema Fiasco comics Geoff Wallis and Janet McLeod are heading to Hobart with a season of “fabulously awful films presented with hilarious live commentary”.

The trash-movie buffs have a finely honed appreciation of mediocre acting, dreadful dialogue and not-so-special effects.

Their flair for old jokes, bad puns and banter has made Cinema Fiasco a “truly unique film-going experience.”

Cinema Fiasco will be presenting two evenings with the following films:

Hercules – 5 February

Mighty Greek hero Hercules must battle an evil princess who has kidnapped his beloved Cassiopeia. In the title role, former Mr Universe and “Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno flexes his pecs and lifts up a lot of heavy stuff while the supporting cast romps about in rather odd-looking costumes.

Beach Blanket Bingo – 6 February

It wouldn’t be summer at Cinema Fiasco without an awful beach party movie and, although this is rumoured to be among the best, it’s hard to tell, as they are all so alike. There are the usual bikinis, bad jokes and terrible songs aplenty, and the movie starts with everyone dancing the “Watusi” on the beach and ends with a high-speed chase.

Moviegoers will be able to purchase popcorn and snacks from the venue’s fully licensed bar, and are encouraged to bring rugs, pillows and their own for food for a picnic on the grounds. Alcohol cannot be brought into the venue.

Screening starts as the sun sets at around 8.45pm. In the event of rain or windy weather, the film will be relocated to The Barn at Rosny Farm.

Gold Grass Cinema screenings will be held on 29-30 January and 5-6 February at Rosny farm.

Further information and ticketing is available at www.clarenceartsandevents.net