Easter Movies at the James

12-years-125peabody-sherman-125Easter movies are on again this year at the James. For all the family ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman‘ (PG) on either Easter Saturday at 4pm or Easter Monday at 1pm and for the adults ’12 Years a Slave’ (MA15+) on Easter Saturday at 7pm or Easter Monday at 4pm.

Julien Wilson Jazz Trio Sunday 6 April 3pm

Swailing-125What could be better than live music at the James on a Sunday afternoon, with a special afternoon tea of savory pastries made by our own Liz Hughes available for purchase at interval. Concert tickets only $20 and $8 for children – family tickets $50. Kiosk open.

Coming to the James in April – CORRECTION

stories-we-tell-125‘Stories we Tell’ (M) will be screened on 27 April, not 27 June, as stated in our previous post

Coming to the James in April

trio-12512-years-125Another great line-up at the James for April, starting with the Julien Wilson Jazz Trio on Sunday 6 April, followed by movies on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday: ‘Mr Sherman and Peabody’ (PG) for the kids and ’12 Years a Slave’ (MA15+) for the bigger kids. We finish off the month with a fascinating film society film ‘Stories We Tell’ (M) on Sunday 27 April. Check our website for more info and screening details.

This week at the James

back-of-beyond-125philomena 125Even the James can’t operate if there is no electricity, so Philomena will now be shown on Sunday 23 March at 7pm, but before that is the wonderful duo of  Heritage Farming in Australia and the story of the Birdsville Mailman as part of Tractor Trek on Thursday 20 March at 7.30. So book in for two great shows at the James this week!

Philomena (M) on Sunday 16 March at 7pm

philomena 125Don’t miss this magical film with the wonderful Judi Dench on Sunday 16 March at 7pm. It’s not too late to join the film society for this year and at only $7 per film it’s a bargain! See you there.

Flickerfest Saturday 8 March – Book now for Dinner behind the Screen

flickerfest-2014-125Don’t forget to book your spot for dinner behind the screen, a great 2-course meal by Catherine Turrin and wines by Camyr Allyn Wines, while you soak up the atmosphere at the James and prepare to watch the final session of a wonderful Flickerfest program. We need final numbers for the dinner by Wednesday 5 March but you can still buy tickets to all sessions at the door on Saturday if you haven’t got your tickets already.

Great program of events in March at the James

frozen-125love-is-aOur March program starts with the wonderful children’s film ‘Frozen’ (PG) on Saturday 1 March at 3pm only; and then for a nostalgic trip back in time the start of ‘Down Memory Lane’ for 2014 with ‘Love is a Many Splendored Thing’ on Thursday 6 March at 10am.  Later in the month we have Flickerfest,  the not-to-be-missed ‘Philomena’ (M) and two wonderful old documentaries during the week of Tractor Trek on 20 March.

Attention members of Dungog Film Society and Others

film-society-2014-125The_Railway_Man_125Sunday 23 February at 7pm is the start of the Dungog Film Society 2014 season with the highly acclaimed film, The Railway Man. At $80 (including your annual subscription of $10 to the Friends of the James Theatre) for 10 films, this is great value. But you do not need to subscribe to come to these films. Just come to any films of your choice for our usual price of $12 at the door. For those who want a subscription, you can buy them at the door before the film. Come and join us next Sunday for a wonderful film!

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February at 2pm is Annie at the James

annie125For children, families and the young at heart, don’t miss this great musical here in Dungog at the James next weekend. Tickets at the Visitor Information Centre. Every ticket pre-purchased means an extra dollar for the James Theatre, so please buy early! But if you can’t, just come along on the day and enjoy!

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  • 19 Sat - 4pm 
    'Mr Peabody and Sherman' (PG)
  • 19 Sat - 7pm
    '12 Years a Slave' (MA15+)
  • 21 Mon - 1pm
    'Mr Peabody and Sherman' (PG)
  • 21 Mon - 4pm
    '12 Years a Slave' (MA15+)
  • 27 Sun - 7pm
    Film Society
    'Stories We Tell' (M)


  • 1 Thur - 9.45am
    Down Memory Lane
    'The Maltese Falcon'
  • 3 Sat - 4pm and 7pm
    Friends of the James Theatre
    'Noah' (M)
  • 11 Sun - 3pm
    Classical Guitar and Vocal Concert
    Bradley Kunda guitarist and soprano Rebecca MacCallion
  • 18 Sun -  7pm
    Film Society
    'American Hustle(M)
  • 31 Sat - 7.30pm
    Maitland Gilbert & Sullivan & Musical Society
    'Pirates of Penzance'


  • 1 Sun - 2pm
    Maitland Gilbert & Sullivan & Musical Society
    'Pirates of Penzance'
  • 8 Sun - 4pm and 7pm
    Friends of the James Theatre
    'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (M)
  • 15 Sun - 7pm
    Film Society
    'The Great Beauty' (MA)
  • 21 Sat 
    Dungog Community College
    A Masked Ball
  • 26 Thurs - 9.45am
    Down Memory Lane



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