Tuesday, 30 June 2015

LIVE & Special Events coming to The World Theatre...tickets on sale now

LIVE & Special Events coming to The World Theatre...tickets on sale now

5 July Sun 2pm Australia Day – LIVE Comic Play by Jonathan Biggens. Performed by Melb company Hit Productions. A$29.50; Ch/Conc/group 10+$25

16 July Thur 6:30PM Help Quit Smoking Seminar

17 July Fri 11AM Lifestyle Weight Management Seminar

17 July Fri 7.30pm Matt Hale – Comedy Hypnotist LIVE A$29.50; Ch/Conc/group 10+$25

19 July 2.30pm FREE Foyer Recital

26 July 2pm ARGUS - contemporary theatre puppetry whimsical wonderland For ALL ages. Tickets $15 | groups 10+ $12 | family of 5 $50

31 July Fri 7PM Cooper & Hammond: Classics, Gypsy and Jazz with Qld Music Festival. FREE concert. inc workshop showcase by local talent.

BUY TICKETS online anytime (+$1) click through 
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Monday, 22 June 2015


 Entertainment Services has managed and operated the World Theatre since it opened in 1996, and approx. one year previously as consultants. Now, Charters Towers Regional Council have decided to operate the theatre from their own resource from July.

Ken Robbins, Controller of theatre operations for the company, is sad to be leaving this wonderful theatre after all this time, and, the effort to bring it to it’s present level of both service to the community, and the high respect that it is held in by both the cinema and performing arts industries.

Ken is lavish with praise for the staff that have physically run the theatre over the nearly twenty years. Phil Haskins, Theatre technician  has been responsible for the technical integrity of the operation since opening ,and Neville Russell who commenced as Assistant Manager on day one, later to become Manager only recently retired, but worked part time in the theatre until his passing last year, were fundamental in establishing the theatre in Charters Towers. Their passion for the theatre has extended to all staff over the years, right up to current staff under the site management of Karen Tenni. The first Manager, Jim Scott is still involved in theatres, and can be found at the Burdekin Delta Cinemas in Ayr. Ken is also high in praise for the many volunteers who formed and worked as Friends of The Theatre, without whom many live productions would not have been possible because of staffing costs.

The theatre was a project of Dalrymple Shire Council, whose Mayor, Peter Black was the driving force. Dalrymple Shire Council was part of the Queensland local government amalgamations, and with the Town Council became the Charters Towers Regional Council, who have been responsible for the theatre since amalgamation.

Ken has said, despite all the other venues the company is involved with, the World Theatre will always hold a special place for him.

At this time Ken is not aware of staffing for the ongoing operation, or explicit programming details. Entertainment Services will present it’s final cinema screening on Wednesday 24th June 2015.

Ken has met many people in the Towers over the years, quite a few who have become friends. His final thanks go to the people of Charters Towers who have supported the World Theatre, by the simple act of buying tickets, as he said, “no audience, no show, no theatre”.

From the current staff and management of the World Theatre – thank you for all of your support since 1996.
Goodbye and farewell.

Sunday, 21 June 2015


written and directed by JONATHAN BIGGINS

2pm Sunday 5 July 2015

Adults $29.50   Student|Conc|Group 10+ $25

Tickets  at the Box Office Mon- Fri 10am-1.30pm Ph 07 4787 4344  | at the cinema box office during movie sessions (including evenings and weekends) | you can buy tickets online anytime (+$1 booking fee) http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre.   

Everyone wants a piece of the party pie in this modern ripper of a comedy.

The country town of Coriole is getting ready for Australia Day – a time to crack open a frothy, stick a snag on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie.

The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town’s biggest party – but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first. With everyone from the Greens to the local mayor to the CWA wanting a piece of the party pie, it’s proving hard yakka to work out what an Aussie celebration should look like. Nothing is sacred as the national identity is put through the ringer in this thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy!

Will the day be fair dinkum after all? Or are there too many roos loose in the community hall?

Written and directed by acclaimed playwright and Sydney Theatre Company satirist Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue), Australia Day returns in a brand new touring production for 2015.

Performed by Melbourne company Hit Productions who presented 'MANAGING CARMEN' and '39 STEPS'.

Friday, 19 June 2015

6pm Sat 27 June 2015 Jim Callcott BOOK LAUNCH FREE event

6pm Sat 27 June 2015   Jim Callcott BOOK LAUNCH  FREE event   
"A Generation of Pioneers: 1862-1932" Photographs of Historical graves within Dalrymple Shire taken by A.J. Callcott.  Bar Open - Book signing and meet the author.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

The Impressionists: Exhibition on Screen (EX) 21 June Sun 1.30PM

NEW DATE: 21 June Sun 1.30PM

From the Musée du Luxembourg Paris, National Gallery London and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Uncover the story of art’s greatest revolutionaries. Featuring work by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Pissarro and many more.


21 June Sun 1.30PM 
*The Impressionists * 
Exhibition On Screen
Tickets Adults $20. Stud/Conc $15 on sale now

Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir: some of the world’s most popular artists. Their works, and that of their contemporaries, fetch tens of millions of dollars around the globe. But who were they really? Why & how exactly did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal?

To help answer these questions, this unique film secured unparalleled access to a major new exhibition focussing on the man credited with inventing Impressionism as we know it: 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel. This eagerly anticipated international exhibition is possibly the most comprehensive exploration of the Impressionists in history.

It was Durand-Ruel’s brave decision to exhibit the Impressionists in New York in 1886 that introduced enlightened wealthy Americans to this modern French painting. In doing so, he not only filled great American galleries with Impressionist masterworks, but kept Impressionism alive at a time when it faced complete failure. This energetic and revealing film will tell his remarkable story along with that of the Impressionists themselves. Featuring universally loved masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro and many more.

Friday, 5 June 2015

A Royal Night Out (2015) 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller NOW PLAYING

97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Monday, Jun 8        1:30PM Public Holiday extra session
Wednesday, Jun 10     10:30AM;  6:30PM
Friday, Jun 12        8:40PM
Saturday, Jun 13      1:40PM; 8:40PM
Sunday, Jun 14        1:40PM
Wednesday, Jun 17     8:40PM  FINAL

On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
Director: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Trevor De Silva (screenplay), Kevin Hood
Stars: Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Jack Reynor

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond (PG) Action |Adventure | Mystery

  Tomorrowland: A World Beyond (PG)  
Action |Adventure | Mystery
  Monday, Jun 8,    2:00PM  Public Holiday EXTRA SESSION
  Wednesday, Jun 10     10:15AM;   7:00PM
  Friday, Jun 12                  6:30PM
  Saturday, Jun 13            6:30PM
  Sunday, Jun 14                   1:30PM
  Wednesday, Jun 17      6:30PM   FINAL

 Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Director: Brad Bird
Writers: Damon Lindelof (screenplay), Brad Bird (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

SPY (MA15+) Action | Comedy. SEE IT NOW

SPY (MA15+) 120 min | Action | Comedy.
 Thursday, May 28      7:10PM
  Friday, May 29           6:30PM
  Saturday, May 30       1:40PM    6:30PM
  Sunday, May 31         1:30PM
  Wednesday, Jun 3      10:30AM  6:30PM Friday, Jun 5    8:20PM
  Saturday, Jun 6    1:40PM  8:20PM
  Sunday, Jun 7    3:20PM
  Monday, Jun 8    3:20PM  Public Holiday
  Wednesday, Jun 10    8:20PM

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directs and writes this spy-comedy about Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, The Heat) and her misadventures as a secret agent.
Starring: Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, Morena Baccarin, Jude Law, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, 50 Cent
Written & Directed by Paul Feig ('Bridesmaids', 'The Heat')