Townsville Classic Films

A Touch of Salt, The Basement Bar, 21 Stokes Street, Hoi Polloi

Townsville Classic Films is a Townsville based incorporated community group bringing great films back to the big screen.

As part of the festival program, the following four classic films will be screened:

Niagara / A Touch of Salt, 7pm Friday 28 July
This Sporting Life / The Basement Bar, 7pm Friday 4 August
Cool Hand Luke / 21 Stokes Street, 7pm Saturday 5 August
Mon Oncle, Hoi Polloi, Denham Lane, 8pm Sunday 6 August (Closing Party)

Townsville Classic Films began in 2013 by Mark Enders, knowing what a brilliant back catalogue of great films there is, Mark wanted to share them with people who either hadn’t seen them or hadn’t seen them on the big screen.

Initially, Townsville Classic Films held screenings exclusively at the School of Arts with the intention of screening films at least 30 years old, and with the aim of encouraging people to develop feelings, ideas and interpretations about the films they watched, and to engage in discussion about those films.

In 2014, Townsville Classic Films started to bring film identities to the city and since welcomed Australian independent director Paul Cox, David Stratton, Editor and Producer Anthony Buckley, Distributor and documentary filmmaker Andrew Pike, and Bruce Beresford.

In 2016, Townsville Classic Films started exploring alternate screening locations and have screened at a number of cafes such as Cafe Nova, The Hoi Polloi, and The Cat’s Meow, as well as at the back of Now Office Furniture. The Hoi Polloi screenings were open air screenings in Denham Lane which brought a new dimension to the film watching experience.

Townsville Classic Films plan to keep giving audiences new and interesting cinema experiences… even if that is through the frame of watching old films.