Monday, 27 January 2014

Rotary Special Charity *Advance Screening* ‘The Monuments Men’

It was the greatest art heist in history.
George Clooney directs, co-writes and stars in this true story, WW2 comedy alongside Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Cate Blanchett. A dedicated crew of art historians and museum curators suit up and take arms to recover pieces of art stolen by the Nazis. Starring: Matt Damon, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville 

‘The Monuments Men’ 
Rotary Advance Charity Screenings:
  • 10.30am Thurs 20/2/14;
  • 6.30pm Sat 22/2/14;
  • 1.30pm Sun 23/2/14.
Tickets $15pp 
with $7 from each ticket donated to Rotary.
Presented with the kind support of Twentieth Century Fox. Tickets on sale now  at the Box Office
Plus Raffle prize with tickets sold at each session. 
Support a worthy cause to eradicate polio while making the most of seeing a great movie (before release).

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Morning Melodies 2014 season

 *Season passes now available - 6 shows for $72 - SAVE $18. Purchase at the Box Office before 13/2/14*

Tickets for each show $15pp 
or groups 10+ $12pp
Includes Morning Tea at 9.30am

A Magical Musical Journey with Love - Starring Jackie Love
10.30am Friday 14 February

The first featured artist in this Morning Melodies series, Jackie Love is one of Australia's most in-demand and awarded singers. She has a total of 8 MO Awards for her contribution to the entertainment industry including leading roles in music theatre productions such as How to Succeed in Business with Really Trying, Hello Dolly, What the World Needs Now and Singin' in the Rain. Having just returned from overseas with her successful show, Jackie Love will shine, singing the timeless great standards and big showstoppers of today.
Includes Morning Tea at 9.30am

The Leading Man Starring Ian Stenlake
10.30am Friday 28 March

The Leading Man features star of Australian stage and screen, Ian Stenlake and is an entertaining tribute to some of the best theatre music ever written - singing songs from the shows he has starred in such as Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, Cabaret and more! On this musical journey, you’ll find out how the boy from Barcaldine ended up on the set of The Godfather Part 3 in Rome and kept our shores safe in his portrayal of Commander Mike Flynn in the hit TV series Sea Patrol. Songs included: Luck be a Lady, Oh What a Beautiful Morning and They’re Playing our Song.
Memories of Bandstand Starring Little Pattie

10.30am Friday 13 June

Little Pattie's stellar career spans several decades during which time she has performed much loved songs from many genres. From surf music to the Bandstand years, from the swing era to Contemporary Music, Pattie will take you on a musical journey. Great music and wonderful stories.
With a song in my heart - Starring Simon Gallaher
10.30am Friday 8 August

Simon Gallaher returns to the World Theatre Charters Towers
in 2014 with a show packed with song and good humour. Simon's pure and smooth tenor voice is better than ever and his inimitable approach to performance will delight as never before. Simon will be performing with musical director Kevin Hocking at the piano performing melodies that have all endured the test of time. Don’t miss this very special musical treat!

Up Close and Personal Starring Rhonda Burchmore

10.30am Friday 10 October

Australia's leading lady Rhonda Burchmore has selected songs from many of the shows in which she has starred over the years. Hear her favourites including Sugar Babies, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Guys and Dolls and Mamma Mia. Acclaimed by the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘totally embraceable’ and ‘larger than life’, Rhonda is still regarded as one of the major stars of Australian Theatre from over the past three decades.
It's Christmas with Kamahl
10.30am Saturday 22 November

Kamahl stands as one of the great music survivors with a 35 year recording history, embracing number one international hits and more than 80 gold & platinum plaques. Kamahl has proved himself to be a talented performer of integrity and tenacity who can claim a fiercely loyal following over a period that has seen many other singers rise and fall. Celebrate the last Morning Melodies of the year through a nostalgic journey in song.

Tickets available from the World Theatre Charters Towers Box Office Mon-Fri 10am-12.30, whenever movies are playing and online at - buy tickets from the comfort of your own home.

World Theatre brochure

How the World Theatre began...

THE World Theatre in Charters Towers has undergone many changes of identity since its construction in 1891. 

Back in its formative years during the gold rush era, the building housed the Australian Joint Stock Bank. 

In 1931 it became the Bank of Commerce, which was followed by the Bank of NSW from 1933. 

In 1937 Dr Woodburn Stevens paid the princely sum of £450 and turned the building into a house where he lived until 1957, when accountant Norman Dungerville bought the building and opened his firm on the premises. 

When Mr Dungerville passed away, ownership passed to his son Graham, who sold the building in 1994. 

After refurbishment and renovation, the building reopened in 1996 in its current incarnation as the World Theatre. 

The World Theatre houses three movie screens, a 660 seat Auditorium for live shows, conferences and other events and a gallery showcasing local and travelling exhibitions. 

The World Theatre appreciates the support of the Friends of the Theatre and the Charters Towers Regional Council.

About Charters Towers...

Features of the local area:
As North Queensland's most significant Gold Field, Charters Towers is nationally recognised as a hertitage icon. A city built on gold, Charters Towers flourished during the bustling gold boom of the later 1800s. By the turn of the century it had become Queensland's second largest city, and has the honour of having one of the first regional stock exchanges built in 1888.

A golden city with a colourful past, the lively heritage bring Charters Towers to life, and makes this town a must see on an itinerary. Charters Towers lies 138 kilometres south-west of Townsville, on the Flinders Highway to Mount Isa, with a population of around 9000.

About The World Theatre Charters Towers...

82-90 Mosman St 
Charters Towers QLD 4820‎
Admin (07) 4787 4344  
Cinema Info (07) 4787 4337
Explore the World Theatre, a cultural complex where the unique blend of heritage architecture and state of the art technology meet. Browse at your own leisure. 
Ask our friendly staff for details of upcoming live shows, movie times, Morning Melodies and the free local and touring exhibitions of art, sculpture, photography and more. 

Live Performance
Mt Leyshon Auditorium host calendar of events including plays, performance, dance, conferences, school awards and other events - and is also available for hire. The venue has 660 seats, professional sound & lighting, and full size stage & associated dressing rooms etc.

Your Local, Independent Cinema
Two Cinemas offering 2D & 3D cinema screenings with session times to all current films. 
Call the Cinema Info Line (07) 4787 4337 or check FaceBook to find the latest movie session times screening at World Theatre Cinema. *Buy tickets online now at
We offer a Candy Bar to tempt your sweet tooth and refresh your tastebuds, while Live & special events have the option of beverages from the bar.

Gift vouchers and group bookings are available. 
There is disabled access on the premises. 

World Theatre Gallery

The World Theatre Gallery Collection has grown significantly since its opening in 1996 and the gallery's collection reflects the many facets of this region.  The gallery's compilation ranges from important Queensland artists and objects of historical significance to valuable contemporary and historic photographic works showcasing urban and rural landscapes. 
For details of upcoming exhibitions, please contact Council's Community Development Manager on phone 07 4761 5519.