Sunday, 28 September 2014

THE GIVER [M] 97 min - Drama | Sci-Fi

THE GIVER [M] 97 min - Drama | Sci-Fi
Thursday, Oct 2 7:15PM
Friday, Oct 3 8:35PM
Saturday, Oct 4 8:35PM
Sunday, Oct 5 3:35PM
Wednesday, Oct 8 8:35PM

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Michael Mitnick (screenplay), Robert B. Weide (screenplay), Lois Lowry (book)
Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep

M - Mature themes and violence

Thursday, 25 September 2014


97 min - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Friday, Oct 3 10:15AM
Saturday, Oct 4 1:40PM
Sunday, Oct 5 1:40PM
Wednesday, Oct 8 6:40PM
Saturday, Oct 11 1:30PM
Sunday, Oct 12 1:40PM
Wednesday, Oct 15 6:40PM FINAL
Thursday, Oct 2 10:15AM
Friday, Oct 3 6:40PM
Saturday, Oct 4 6:40PM
Wednesday, Oct 8 10:15AM
Friday, Oct 10 6:30PM
Saturday, Oct 11 6:40PM
Wednesday, Oct 15 10:30AM FINAL

The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures, have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, "into the light," where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family.

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Writers: Irena Brignull (screenplay), Adam Pava (screenplay), Alan Snow (novel "Here Be Monsters!")
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Up Close and Personal Starring Rhonda Burchmore

10.30am Friday 10 October

Tickets for each show $15pp or groups 10+ $12pp  - ON SALE NOW!
Includes Morning Tea at 9.30am

 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.

Movie schedule... from Thursday 25 Sept 2014 - Extra Sessions for School Holidays

Friday, 19 September 2014

Postman Pat: The Movie (G)

Postman Pat: The Movie (G) Animation | Comedy | Family
Thursday, Sep 25 10:15AM
Friday, Sep 26 10:15AM 6:30PM
Saturday, Sep 27 1:30PM 6:30PM
Sunday, Sep 28 1:30PM
Monday, Sep 29 10:15AM
Tuesday, Sep 30 10:15AM
Wednesday, Oct 1 10:15AM 6:30PM FINAL

A veteran postman finds his beliefs challenged after he enters a TV talent show competition.
Director: Mike Disa
Writers: Annika Bluhm (screenplay), Nicole Dubuc
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Jane Carr, Robin Atkin Downe

Monday, 15 September 2014

Travelling Film Festival Charters Towers 2014 31 October - 2 November 2014

Presented by the Travelling Film Festival in association with Screen Queensland
The TFF is returning to Charters Towers, 31 October - 2 November 2014. Tickets to this popular festival held at The World Theatre are on sale online now!

BUY TICKETS NOW - Select a film below or purchase a SUBSCRIPTION direct from TFF 

Tickets are also available at the box office at The World Theatre or call (07) 4787 4337 or online .

Fri 31 Oct 7:00 PM           What We Do in the Shadows

Sat 1 Nov 6:30 PM            The Infinite Man

Sat 1 Nov 8:30 PM            Locke

Sun 2 Nov 1:30 PM           Ernest & Celestine
Sun 2 Nov 3:00 PM           The Lunch Box

What We Do in the Shadows (M) Comedy 7PM FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER
The new film from Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs Shark) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) is a clever and hilarious mockumentary about a group of vampire flatmates in New Zealand.
Join us for a Halloween special screening followed by complimentary Opening Night drinks and dress up in your best Halloween costume!

The Infinite Man (MA15+) Comedy Romance

A time travel comedy-romance, from first-time Aussie director Hugh Sullivan, about a man whose attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when he traps his lover in an infinite loop.
Screens with short film: The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, aged 33 & 3/4

Locke (MA15+)

Tom Hardy (Inception and The Dark Knight Rises) stars in this powerful minimalist drama, shot in real time, as a businessman who attempts to deal with a series of crises while driving, with just a speakerphone to aid him.
Screens with short film: Welcome to Iron Knob


Ernest & Celestine (PG) - Family Screening

Academy Award nominated animation and based on a series of award winning children's books, Ernest & Celestine tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear (voiced by Forrest Whittaker) and a mouse (Mackenzie Foy).


The Lunchbox (PG)

Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire) stars in this Indian indie hit - a delicious celebration of food and romance. A wayward lunchbox connects a housewife with an office worker in the dusk of his life.

Ticketing Information
The TFF offers a couple of ticketing options with full festival subscriptions and single session tickets on offer in advance from the cinema box office and online.

Subscribe and save...
Save over 20% off regular ticket prices with a subscription, all five films for only $10.60 per film ($9.60 concession), including Opening Night.

5-Film Full Subscription 
$53 Adult
$48 Concession

Single Session Tickets
$14.00 Adult
$12.00 Concession
$8.50 Student/Kids
(Opening Night includes complimentary drinks)

Subscriptions are transferable but admit only one person per screening.

Concessions: unemployed, pensioners, seniors and members of Sydney Film Festival, upon presentation of ID.

The Travelling Film Festival acknowledges the financial assistance of Screen Australia and the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland and is supported by Screen Australia's Indigenous Department, Charters Towers Regional Council, The World Theatre and ABC North Queensland.

Zonta Fundraising Movie Premiere - Magic in the Moonlight (M)

Join us for a very special Fundraising Movie Premiere
with Zonta at the World Theatre
6.30pm Thursday 16 October 2014

Finger food & wine tasting in the foyer with movie screening at 7.00pm.
Invite your friends for a fun evening for a great cause.
Tickets $15pp available from The World Theatre Box Office and Henry’s Restaurant
Dress to impress—Prize for the best Roaring Twenties outfit!

'Magic in the Moonlight' (M) 97min Comedy | Romance. A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. Director/Writer: Woody Allen Stars: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden

Zonta—an international service organisation with the mission to improve the lives of women, locally & globally, through service & advocacy. Funds raised will go to the Zonta Education Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any local woman entering her second or subsequent year of study at University or TAFE.
Tickets on sale now and at the World Theatre Box Office

Movie schedule... from Thursday 18 Sept

André Rieu's 10th Anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert

1.30pm Sunday 21 Sept 2014
Cinema Live Presentation on the Big Screen in Mt Leyshon Auditorium
Enjoy the wonderful music and spectacle that is an Andre Rieu concert.
A Dutch violinist, conductor and showman, Rieu has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. In 2009 he celebrates his 30-year-anniversary on stage. Together with his 50-pieces Johann Strauss Orchestra, he tours on five continents. Every year, more than 700,00 fans attend an André Rieu concert, establishing him as one of the top ten touring acts in the world. In 2008 he's was crowned # 1 Classic Artist in the US and scored he more than 100x Platinum in Australia.

Encouraged by his father, a symphony conductor, Rieu began violin lessons at the age of five. Rieu’s training eventually brought him to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he was awarded the Premier Prix. In 1978, he formed the Johann Strauss Orchestra, which has grown from twelve to nearly fifty members. André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra now perform in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, the US, and across Europe.

Crowned the “King of Waltz” by the media, Rieu believes that everyone can enjoy classical music.

Emirates Melbourne Cup comes to The World Theatre… FREE EVENT

See the 2014 Melbourne Cup and meet jockey John Marshall as part of the Queensland Leg of 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour. 

Photo opportunity plus Fashions for the Field fashion parade.

Place: Gallery Foyer, The World Theatre
Date: Thurs 18 Sept 2014
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Dungavell's Bar open as fundraiser for Friends of the World Theatre Charters Towers
Tasty snacks: Pre-order from Henry’s Restaurant: $15 Cheese platters OR $10 Toasted Turkish bread fingers with assorted dips (platters serve two people)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


83 min - Animation | Adventure | Comedy 

See Planes Fire and Rescue at participating My Cinema theatres for a chance to
win a trip to Disneyland

When you come to see Disney's PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE, just look out for the entry box.  Fill out the entry form, attach it to your ticket stub, and put it in the box.  You'll be in the running to win a family trip for 4 to Disneyland in California or a Runner up prize pack...

Friday, Sep 19                6:40PM
Saturday, Sep 20            6:40PM
Monday, Sep 22             10:30AM
Wednesday, Sep 24        10:30AM
Thursday, Sep 25            10:30AM
Friday, Sep 26                  6:40PM
Saturday, Sep 27              6:40PM
Monday, Sep 29             10:30AM
Wednesday, Oct 1          10:30AM
Thursday, Oct 2             10:30AM
Friday, Oct 3                   6:30PM
Saturday, Oct 4               6:30PM
Wednesday, Oct 8          10:30AM


Thursday, Sep 18              7:10PM
Saturday, Sep 20              1:40PM
Sunday, Sep 21                1:40PM
Tuesday, Sep 23             10:30AM
Wednesday, Sep 24          6:40PM
Friday, Sep 26                10:30AM
Saturday, Sep 27              1:40PM
Sunday, Sep 28                1:40PM
Tuesday, Sep 30             10:30AM
Wednesday, Oct 1            6:40PM
Friday, Oct 3                   10:30AM
Saturday, Oct 4                 1:30PM
Sunday, Oct 5                   1:30PM
Wednesday, Oct 8            6:30PM

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter.

Director: Roberts Gannaway
Writer: Jeffrey M. Howard (characters)
Stars: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen

Movie schedule... from Thursday 11 Sept

final FREE 2014 Foyer Recital will be Sunday 14 Sept 2.30pm with "Up & Coming"

Our final FREE 2014 Foyer Recital will be Sunday 14 Sept 2.30pm - and is The World Theatre's 18th Birthday.

We are pleased to announce that "Up & Coming" will be our special guest performers for this very special recital.

About Up & Coming:
Up & Coming formed in August 2010 and is the O’Donoghue family group consisting of Katelyn 17, Liam 14 and Kasey 12.
For the past 4 years, they have travelled and performed in talent quests and shows all over Queensland and in Tamworth NSW. Up & Coming have won the Open Group section at Queensland Champion of Champions in Brisbane twice, won the Junior Overall Award at the 2012 CCMA in Tamworth and their latest accolade was winning the Overall Junior Award at the 2013 Gympie Muster Talent Search.
They have performed in many shows including the 2011 - 2014 Gympie Muster as part of the Queensland Champion of Champions showcase, Jim Haynes Morning Variety show and the Bush Laureate Awards in Tamworth for the past two years. In 2013 the group performed in Tamworth on the Shine Concert presented by Carter & Carter which showcased nine emerging artists from Australia and New Zealand. They were also a part of the Carter & Carter Gospel Choir.

Katelyn is a 2011 and 2014 graduate of the Academy of Country Music in Tamworth and is the current host of the Jim Haynes Morning Variety show in Tamworth. She has travelled to New Zealand to perform at the age of 14 and has appeared on the famous ‘Back to The Tivoli’ variety shows for the past two years at major venues like Twin Towns and Bankstown Sports Club.

Katelyn is now seventeen and in her final year of school. She enjoys dancing and is in her second year as a school based apprentice studying floristry.

Liam is a 2014 graduate of the Academy of Country Music in Tamworth. He plays bass guitar and is also learning lead and rhythm guitar. He enjoys sports and is a very keen fisherman. He began singing at the age of 6. Liam is in grade 10 and is hoping to secure a school based apprenticeship for his senior years.

One of Kasey’s talents is yodelling. She is the 2013 Overall Juvenile Winner at the Charters Towers CMF and the 2013 Juvenile Female Vocal winner at Queensland Champion of Champions in Brisbane. She is in grade seven. Kasey loves animals and dancing. She plays rhythm guitar and is learning the mandolin.

Along with their parents, Glen & Karen, they live on a small property north of Charters Towers in North Queensland and are all home schooled with their mum as home tutor, through the Cairns School of Distance Education. Katelyn, Liam and Kasey are the fourth generation of their family to do home schooling.

Up & Coming hope to see what their future holds to fulfil their musical dreams.

THE MAZE RUNNER [M] 113 min - Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi

THE MAZE RUNNER [M]  113 min - Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Thursday, Sep 18 7:00PM
Friday, Sep 19 8:20PM
Saturday, Sep 20 8:20PM
Sunday, Sep 21 3:20PM
Wednesday, Sep 24 8:20PM

Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Director: Wes Ball
Writers: Noah Oppenheim (screenplay), Grant Pierce Myers (screenplay), James Dashner (novel)
Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie

Monday, 8 September 2014


99 min - Action | Biography | Crime
Friday, Sep 12 8:40PM
Saturday, Sep 13 8:40PM
Sunday, Sep 14 3:40PM
Wednesday, Sep 17 8:40PM FINAL

Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her. In the film, Alabama couple Gabe Watson and his new bride, 26 year-old Tina Watson, married just 11 days, go on their dream honeymoon to scuba dive near Townsville's Great Barrier Reef, where Tina drowns in what appears to be a freak accident. With authorities puzzled over Gabe's inconsistent statements about Tina's death, her father Tommy Thomas begins to suspect Gabe may have murdered his daughter.

Monday, 1 September 2014

IF I STAY [M] Drama

IF I STAY [M] 106 min - Drama
Thursday, Sep 11 7:00PM
Friday, Sep 12 6:40PM
Saturday, Sep 13 1:40PM 6:40PM
Sunday, Sep 14 1:40PM
Wednesday, Sep 17 10:30AM 6:40PM
Friday, Sep 19 8:30PM
Saturday, Sep 20 8:30PM
Wednesday, Sep 24 8:30PM

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. Based on the Best Selling Novel by Gayle Forman.
Director: R.J. Cutler
Writers: Shauna Cross (screenplay), Gayle Forman (novel)
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley