Upcoming Events

March Event – Come to the Cinema | POSTPONED

28th March 2020

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Here’s something very different for the meeting of the New Farm & Districts Historical Society on Saturday 28 March.

Come to enjoy an historic film in an historic theatre.

The main event is the 1940 classic comedy ‘Dad Rudd M.P.’ which includes familiar themes:

  • dams and water rights
  • a by-election
  • dirty tricks in politics
  • romance complications
  • a fierce storm, and
  • unlikely political liaisons!

Thanks to the generosity of NEW FARM 6 CINEMAS which has been an epicentre of social activity and pop culture since 1921 [formerly Merthyr Picture Palace, Astor Theatre, Village Twin Theatre], we bring you this unique experience.

The cost is just $12, including afternoon tea in the foyer following the movie.

It will be a great opportunity to have a chat and a laugh together. This is cheaper than your usual trip to the films—without afternoon tea included.

PLEASE NOTE! — Tickets to the film will be available at the Society’s coming meeting on 22 February for just $5 each.

This will be your only opportunity to purchase tickets at this greatly discounted price. If you can’t be at the February meeting, you can purchase your $12 tickets on-line through the New Farm 6 Cinema website, or in-person at the theatre prior to the day.

P.S. If you happen to arrive at the Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre around 2pm on 28 March, you will find a polling booth for the Council Elections — which won’t be as much fun as a 1940s comedy experience!


Pandemic effect: cancelled meetings

Considering the pandemic situation, I am sure that it will come as the increasing gravity of the no surprise to hear that the committee, after carefully considering the implications of holding the cinema event on 28 March, has decided that it would be wiser to cancel the gathering.

Deliberations have been based on news on 13 March from the World Health Organisation and Chief Medical Officer in Australia, especially since the Society has members in an age group which could be more seriously affected by a Covid-19 infection.

The committee apologises for any inconvenience caused to those who have purchased tickets, and hopes that people will understand that the decision has been taken in order to minimise the risks to everyone.

Those who have prepurchased tickets for the cinema are advised to hold onto them and to use them for entry to the next public society meeting which they attend.

The committee also considered future public meetings on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Given that the current thinking is that the peak of the infection in Queensland may not come for several months, the decision has been made to cancel the meeting on Anzac Day, 25 April.

The committee will keep abreast of the progression of the virus and relevant health warnings and make a decision on future meetings as time goes by and new information comes to hand.

Details about future monthly meetings will be conveyed by email or posted mail.

Thank you in anticipation of your understanding, plus special thanks to Peter Sourris from New Farm Cinemas for his cooperation and consideration.

Ross Garnett | President