Saturday, 25 April 2015

THE WALER - Australia's Great War Horse (M) 4pm Sat 25 April & Sun 26 April ANZAC weekend

Cinema presentation of
THE WALER - Australia's Great War Horse

Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the 1914 - 1918 war.
This is the story of The Walers.
See THE WALER on the Big Screen at The World Theatre Cinema as part of your ANZAC WEEKEND.

Two sessions only: 4pm Sat 25 April & Sun 26 April 2015

THE WALER - Australia’s Great War Horse takes us on an epic journey from the outback of Australia, across the vast Indian Ocean, to the pyramids of Egypt, the living hell that was Gallipoli, and the unforgiving desert sands of the Middle East.

After the disaster of Gallipoli, and with the Ottoman Turks threatening the Suez Canal, regiments of the Australian Light Horse were to undertake a gruelling three-year campaign to drive the Turks from the Sinai and Palestine, culminating in the ‘Great Ride’ through the Jordan Valley and the capture of Damascus.

Brad Manera, Senior Historian at the ANZAC Memorial, says "The Waler offers a fascinating fresh perspective on an Australian icon...The filmmakers have made a discovery of international  significance in uncovering documentary evidence of the liberation of Damascus in 1918 that will turn a century of popular perception on its head.

Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the Great War of 1914-18. Nearly 30,000 were engaged in the Middle East. Popularly known as ‘Walers’, it was in the desert sands that their legend was born. They carried their men to victory on the long road to Damascus, but at war’s end they did not come home. This is the story of their colonial origins, their gallant service, and their shameful fate.

This epic desert war couldn’t have been undertaken without the horses, or the small army of horse breakers, veterinarians, farriers, saddlers and feed suppliers that were essential to keeping thousands of horses in the field and battle-ready. Intense bonds between man and horse developed, and the loss of a horse in battle was a harrowing experience.

For the first time, The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse goes behind the legend of two celebrated partnerships: Michael Shanahan and ‘Bill the Bastard’, and Guy Haydon and ‘Midnight’. And,  ultimately, it reveals why our horses did not come home.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron (CTC) 160 min - Action | Adventure | Fantasy

150 min | Action | Adventure | Fantasy
 Saturday, Apr 25    6:30PM
  Sunday, Apr 26    1:30PM
  Wednesday, Apr 29    6:30PM
  Thursday, Apr 30    7:00PM
  Saturday, May 2    1:30PM
  Sunday, May 3    2:00PM
  Wednesday, May 6    10:15AM
  Thursday, May 7    7:00PM
  Saturday, May 9    8:40PM
  Wednesday, May 13    10:15AM   FINAL
Saturday, Apr 25    8:20PM
  Wednesday, Apr 29    10:15AM  8:20PM
  Friday, May 1            7:00PM
  Saturday, May 2    7:00PM
  Wednesday, May 6    7:00PM
  Friday, May 8     7:00PM
  Saturday, May 9    1:30PM
  Sunday, May 10    1:30PM
  Wednesday, May 13    8:40PM  FINAL

 When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

Director: Joss Whedon
Writers: Joss Whedon, Stan Lee (comic book), 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Spader, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, Thomas Kretschmann

Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, our heroes reassemble to battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader). The film will be released in 2D and 3D.

Ultron – a character who appeared first in comics in 1968 – will be created by CG motion-capture. Producer Kevin Feige told the Huffington Post: "It will be more than a voice role [for Spader]... what's cool about [Ultron] is that he is much more than just a robot. He's infused with much character. We'll be capturing Spader's face and his body to create a whole performance. We did not hire James Spader to do a robot voice."

Says Whedon: "I have to make my movie assuming that people will only have seen the first one, or possibly not even seen the first one. I can't assume that everybody went to see Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man in-between. I have to go from one movie to the next and be true to what's happened, but not be slavish to it... The model I'm always trying to build from, my guiding star, is The Godfather Part II where a ton has happened in-between... but you don't need any information: it's there in the film."

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

THE LONGEST RIDE (M) 139 min | Drama | Romance

139 min | Drama | Romance
Thursday, Apr 30    7:10PM
  Friday, May 1     6:30PM
  Saturday, May 2    1:40PM;  6:30PM
  Sunday, May 3    1:30PM
  Wednesday, May 6    10:30AM;  6:30PM
  Friday, May 8     8:40PM
  Saturday, May 9    6:40PM
  Sunday, May 10    3:50PM
  Wednesday, May 13    6:40PM  FINAL

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and feateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. (C) Fox
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writers: Craig Bolotin, Nicholas Sparks (novel)
Stars: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Melissa Benoist

Monday, 20 April 2015


GET HARD (MA15+) 100 min | Comedy
 Friday, May 1    8:50PM
 Saturday, May 2    8:50PM
 Sunday, May 3    3:50PM
 Wednesday, May 6    8:50PM  FINAL

When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.
Director: Etan Cohen Writers: Jay Martel (screenplay), Ian Roberts (screenplay) Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie

THE DUFF (M) 101 min | Comedy | UK - 16 April

THE DUFF (M)  101 min  |  Comedy | UK - 16 April

Wednesday, Apr 22      8:20PM
  Thursday, Apr 23         7:15PM
  Friday, Apr 24              9:00PM
  Saturday, Apr 25         9:00PM
  Sunday, Apr 26            3:20PM
  Wednesday, Apr 29     10:30AM;  9:00PM  FINAL

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.

Director: Ari Sandel

Writers: Josh A. Cagan (screenplay), Kody Keplinger (novel)
Stars: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell


Sunday, 19 April 2015


  92 min  |  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  

   Wednesday, Apr 22     10:30AM
  Saturday, Apr 25         1:40PM
  Sunday, Apr 26           1:40PM  FINAL
  Wednesday, Apr 22      6:40PM
  Friday, Apr 24              6:40PM
  Saturday, Apr 25         6:40PM
  Wednesday, Apr 29     6:40PM  FINAL

 When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

Director: Paul Tibbitt
Writers: Glenn Berger (screenplay), Jonathan Aibel (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke