Tuesday, 29 July 2014


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (M) 121 min - Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 


Saturday, Aug 9         8:15PM

Wednesday, Aug 13    10:30AM;  9:00PM

Thursday, Aug 14        7:00PM

Friday, Aug 15            8:30PM

Saturday, Aug 16        8:10PM

Wednesday, Aug 20    10:15AM

Friday, Aug 22            6:30PM

Saturday, Aug 23        6:40PM

Wednesday, Aug 27       10:15AM


Saturday, Aug 9       1:40PM

Sunday, Aug 10        1:40PM

Wednesday, Aug 13  6:40PM

Friday, Aug 15          6:30PM

Saturday, Aug 16      1:30PM

Sunday, Aug 17        1:40PM

Wednesday, Aug 20   6:30PM

Saturday, Aug 23      1:30PM

Sunday, Aug 24         3:30PM

Wednesday, Aug 27   6:30PM  FINAL

 In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.

Director: James Gunn
Writers: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Charters Towers Eisteddfod 2014 August 18 - August 26

With sections including Art, Drama, Music & Dance, the Charters Towers Eisteddfod is a wonderful showcase of young talent in the region, LIVE on stage in Mt Leyshon Auditorium at The World Theatre.

Ticket Prices per session:
Adults - $6 pp
Children 5+yrs/Pensioners/Carers - $4pp
Family Pass - $15 

Buy online at http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre
Day Pass - $15pp = 3 sessions in one day.  

 All Tickets available now from the World Theatre Box Office Mon-Fri 10am-1.30pm prior to event AND when movies are playing.  Also available during Eisteddfod 8am-9pm daily.
From their facebook page: "The Charters Towers Performing Arts Festival was formed 15 years ago by a group of dedicated parents who wanted to give the young people of our community a chance to perform and to show The World the results of all their hard work and practice.

Over the years it has grown and evolved into what is now The Charters Towers Eisteddfod. It is held in August every year and last year attracted over 1500 entries from all across North Queensland who performed in Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts sections, and performed well."

Looking for the Charters Towers Eisteddfod running schedule?
just click this link...


David Williamson's "Managing Carmen" 8:00pm Friday, August 1 2014

Football player. Brownlow medallist. Cross dresser.
Comedy. LIVE on stage

Tickets on sale NOW at the Box Office Mon- Fri 10am-12.30pm
AND at the cinema box office whenever movies are showing
AND you can buy tickets online http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre

Adults $29.50pp;

Students/Group 10+/Conc $25pp;

Group 10+ students $20pp
If you have a group of 10+, but can't make it into the box office to purchase your tickets, just ring 4787 4344 during box office hours Mon-Fri 10am-1.30pm to purchase with your credit card... 
 Australian living treasure PLAYWRIGHT David Williamson challenges macho perceptions of footballers in his hit play, Managing Carmen. The lead character Brent Lyall is at the top of his game in the AFL but is a cross-dresser, who prefers a pair of Manolo Blahniks to his football boots.

The problem is mainly for his sports manager Rohan Swift, who has to manage Brent and his multitudinous endorsement deals, while keeping his after-hours activities out of the press.

“I have been a follower of AFL for a long while and involved in the game,” Williamson says from the Sunshine Coast, where he alternates his time from his home base of Sydney.

Williamson says the genesis of the play came about when he was thinking about how players are represented by managers, who are “dubious and ruthless characters”.

“The top sports stars make the most of their money from endorsements, so if a manager is faced with a superstar whose habit might stop him earning money, he would fly into a panic and do all kinds of things to cover up the fact,” he says.

“(In the play) there is also a notorious sports journalist on the scent.”

For all the fun of the sports star with the macho image enjoying dressing as a woman, Williamson says the play is not as much about cross-dressing as it is about the monetary exploitation of stars.

From his research, Williamson found out that cross-dressing often acts like a compulsion or addiction, which grows with time, so a cross-dresser who enjoyed dressing up in private previously might eventually feel the need to dress up in public or even perform. “It’s good for storytelling,” Williamson says.

Williamson chose AFL players to write about in this play as they are lean, rather than rugby players, who might be more problematic to get into a frock.

Ultimately Managing Carmen is a comedy with elements of farce, Williamson says.

source: Cairns Post

Thursday, 24 July 2014


JERSEY BOYS [M] 134 min - Biography | Drama | Musical

  Saturday, Aug 9    1:30PM
  Sunday, Aug 10   3:15PM
  Wednesday, Aug 13       10:15AM;   6:30PM  FINAL

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Rick Elice (screenplay),
Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


78 min - Animation | Adventure | Fantasy

Wednesday, Aug 20     6:40PM  by special request – one session only!

When Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's Blue Pixie Dust and flies away, Tinker Bell and her friends sets on a journey to get them back.
Director: Peggy Holmes
Writers: Jeffrey M. Howard (screenplay), Kate Kondell (screenplay),
Stars: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

FREE 2014 Foyer Recital Sunday 27 July 2.30pm

featuring singer songwriter Amy Neville
Amy decided when she was 6 that she wanted to learn the guitar so she had singing and guitar lessons for a few years but has taught herself alot in the last couple of years. She started off singing at school fetes and assemblies and went on to compete at a couple of local Country Music Festivals, Battle of the Bands and Eisteddfods both solo and with others, she has sung in school choirs, with the BTC Stage Band, the BTC Specialist Vocal Group and also in the school band "Red Comment". She loves all types of music and there are very few days that we don't hear Amy playing her guitar and singing. Amy has written some of her own songs and hopes to write many more in the coming years.


103 min - Biography | Drama | Romance
Thursday, Jul 24 6:30PM
Friday, Jul 25 6:30PM
Saturday, Jul 26 6:30PM
Sunday, Jul 27 3:30PM
Wednesday, Jul 30 10:15AM; 6:30PM

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Director: Olivier Dahan
Writer: Arash Amel (screenplay)
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Morning Melodies 2014...

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


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 http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre - buy tickets from the comfort of your own home.

Monday, 14 July 2014

David Williamson's "Managing Carmen"

Football player. Brownlow medallist. Cross dresser.
Comedy. LIVE on stage

Tickets on sale NOW at the Box Office Mon- Fri 10am-12.30pm
AND at the cinema box office whenever movies are showing
AND you can buy tickets online http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre

Adults $29.50pp;
Students/Group 10+/Conc $25pp;
Group 10+ students $20pp
Sports Manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall is at the top of his game and should be on top of the world: captain of the most powerful football club in Australia, he has two medals and a beautiful girlfriend on his arm; but something is holding him back from being the charismatic hero the public and his sponsors expect. Brent hides a secret obsession that will rock the nation.

Off the field, Brent has a penchant for designer dresses and prefers a pair of Manolo Blahniks to footy boots… plus his alter ego ‘Carmen’ is about to go public. With millions at stake from endorsement deals, ruthless Rohan will do anything to stop sleazy tabloid predator Max Upfield from exposing Brent’s private fetish to the fickle football-fanatic public.

Acclaimed Australian playwright and National Living Treasure David Williamson delivers another hilarious football story – this time, with a twist. In spectacular form, Managing Carmen takes a satirical look at the characters behind the nation’s favourite sport: greedy sports managers, champion footballers, bimbo girlfriends and notorious tabloid writers.

After nationwide tours of acclaimed Williamson plays The Club, Let the Sunshine and When Dad Married Fury, HIT Productions has assembled its award-winning creative team once again to bring you this new production of Managing Carmen.

"This is one of the funniest and most entertaining plays David has written in his illustrious career. To perform this play a few months after a federal election when acceptance of those different from the mainstream will inevitably be tested – and by some, ruthlessly exploited – is certainly appropriate and a further testament to Williamson's amazing ability to mirror and critique the contemporary mood of the nation."

Director: Denis Moore
Cast: Brandon Burke, Jamieson Caldwell, Hannah Norris, Trent Baker, Annie Last

Saturday, 12 July 2014


*Screenings Saturdays 6.30pm and Sundays 1.30pm* 

All tickets just $8!
SLEEPING BEAUTY(1959) [G] 2 & 3 Aug
POCAHONTAS (1995) [G] 9 & 10 Aug,
THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) [G] 16&17 Aug,
SNOW WHITE (1937) [G] 23 & 24 Aug, 

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991) [G] 30 & 31 Aug. 
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Voice Cast: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley & Eleanor Audley
The timeless story tells of Princess Aurora, cursed by the evil sorceress Maleficent to die on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger on a poisoned spinning wheel. Despite being brought up in secret by three good fairies as Briar Rose, the curse comes true. Can her true love, Prince Philip, battle Maleficent and her spells and wake Aurora from her ageless sleep?

Pocahontas (1995)
Voice Cast: Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson & David Ogden Stiers
True to the spirit of a great Disney classic, this extraordinary film bursts with music, adventure and colourful fun from “Just Around The Riverbend”! Along the edge waters of Virginia, Pocahontas, the free-spirited daughter of Chief Powhatan, watches as a mysterious shipload of English settlers arrives, led by the greedy Governor Ratcliffe and the courageous Captain John Smith. Along with her playful pals, Meeko, a mischievous raccoon, and feisty hummingbird, Flit, Pocahontas develops a strong friendship with Captain Smith. But when tensions mount between their two very different cultures, Pocahontas seeks the lively wisdom of Grandmother Willow to help her find a way for everyone to live together in peace.

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Voice Cast: Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes & Rene Auberjonois
Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. But the fate of her father’s kingdom is in her hands. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both her worlds.
With unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures, soaring Academy Award-winning music (1989: Best Music, Original Score, and Best Music, Original Song, “Under The Sea.”), The Little Mermaid is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time.

Snow White (1937)
Voice Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell & Lucille La Verne
The beautiful and kind-hearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love’s kiss can save her!

Beauty & the Beast (1991)
Voice Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White
In a quaint French village during the late 18th century, Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman, finds escape from her ordinary life and the advances of a boorish suitor, Gaston, by reading books. Meanwhile, off in a castle in the distance, a cruel young prince is cast under the spell of an enchantress who turns him into a tormented beast, while transforming his servants into animated household objects. In order to remove the curse, the Beast must discover a true love who will return his affection before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. When Belle’s inventor father stumbles upon the Beast’s castle and is taken prisoner, Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father’s place. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, she sees beneath the Beast’s exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince.

and you can print the above picture onto card or paper to make your own tiara...

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A New Musical LIVE on stage 3 Shows only

LIVE on stage 3 Shows only:
7:00PM Friday, Jul 18, 2014 - Mt Leyshon.
2:00PM & 7:00PM Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 - Mt Leyshon.

Adult $35.00
Concession/ Child $24.00
Tickets available NOW at the Box Office Mon- Fri 10am-12.30pm AND whenever movies are showing AND buy tickets online http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and its every fathers nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that werent upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Now, Gomez Addams must do something hes never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesdays normal boyfriend and his parents.
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams.

Roger Landsberg-Gomez; Michelle Lyons-Morticia; Maddelyn Ruddle-Wednesday; Kameron Smith-Lucas; Dominic Brennan-Pugsley; John Rowley-Fester; Steven Gallon-Lurch; James Sesak-Mal; Helen Brooks-Alice; Kylie Kempster-Grandma

MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST [MA15+] 116 min - Comedy | Western

MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST [MA15+] 116 min - Comedy | Western
Friday, Jul 18 8:30PM
Saturday, Jul 19 8:30PM
Sunday, Jul 20 3:30PM
Wed, Jul 23 10:15AM; 8:30PM

Friday, Jul 25 8:15PM
Saturday, Jul 26 8:15PM
Sunday, Jul 27 3:15PM
Wednesday, Jul 30 8:15PM FINAL

  As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson

SEX TAPE [MA15+] 90 min - Comedy

SEX TAPE [MA15+] 90 min - Comedy
Thursday, Jul 17 7:10PM
Friday, Jul 18 9:00PM
Saturday, Jul 19 9:00PM
Sunday, Jul 20 4:00PM
Wednesday, Jul 23 10:30AM; 9:00PM
Friday, Jul 25 8:30PM
Saturday, Jul 26 1:30PM 8:30PM
Sunday, Jul 27 1:30PM
Wednesday, Jul 30 10:30AM 8:30PM
Friday, Aug 1 9:00PM
Saturday, Aug 2 9:10PM
Sunday, Aug 3 4:10PM
Wednesday, Aug 6 9:00PM FINAL

A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Kate Angelo (screenplay), Jason Segel (screenplay)
Stars: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry

COMING SOON…tickets available now!

Sex Tape (MA15+) Thursday, Jul 17
Disney Princess Film Festival (G) August 2014
A Million Ways to Die in the West (MA15+)
Friday, Jul 18  

Grace of Monaco (PG) 24 July - tickets available soon  
Pirate Fairy 24 July 
Jersey Boys 31 July

Live & special events:
FREE Live Simulcast in Mt Leyshon Auditorium 
7:30PM  Friday, Aug 29, 2014. Pre-booking essential 

  7:30PM  Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 - Mt Leyshon. 

The Superheroes Album Tour
This show is sure to sell out – don’t miss it!
8:00PM Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - Mt Leyshon.
  Tickets available NOW at the Box Office Mon- Fri 10am-12.30pm AND whenever movies are showing AND buy tickets online http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre