THE NATIONAL THEATRE BRAIDWOOD’S ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Last weekend The National Theatre once again lived up to its reputation of providing a much in demand historic venue for the elegant exhibition of Meg’s beautiful vintage and antique wedding gowns. The gowns were displayed to perfection and the ambience of the theatre lent just the right atmosphere for such a historic collection. 

       The National Theatre has become a recognised mecca for entertainment and a much sought after venue for community events. In past weeks the Apex Ball, five films from Czechoslovakia, Britain and Australia, the Bendigo Community Bank’s 10th birthday party, a quiz night fundraiser for the 2013 Two Fires Festival, the annual Antique Fair and Meg Davidson’s exhibition have provided a great variety of “things to see and do” for our residents and visitors.

      In future we can look forward to the Hospital Auxiliary Fete, another Eclectia variety performance, a public meeting regarding the heating of our swimming pool, the Braidwood Central School’s  “Dracula Spectacular”, the Annual Quilt Event Exhibition and six more films before the year is out.

      This coming weekend there are two films being screened by the Braidwood Film Club.. The first film, to be screened at 1.30 pm on October 13, is ‘Kaos’, a 1984 Italian drama directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, based on four short stories by Luigi Pirandello who was born in 1867 and died in 1933. The principal actor is Margarita Lozano.  

      The second film, screening time at 8 pm, is ‘Under Milk Wood’, a film from the UK directed by Andrew Sinclair and starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O’Toole, Glynnis Johns and Vivien Merchant. ‘Under Milk Wood’ was first performed in 1954 as a radio drama written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, adapted later as a stage play and finally released as a film in 1972.

      Guests are welcome to join Braidwood Film Club members at the National Theatre on Saturday, October 13, and a three month membership for the end of the year’s screenings can be arranged. 

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