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MAGIC OF THEATRE Celebrated on the Big Screen at Civic Playhouse


City of Newcastle is bringing the magic of cinema back to the city centre with the Civic Playhouse screening a selection of quality theatre productions and acclaimed classic films. Locals can watch incredible international performances like Met Opera’s Madame Butterfly in all their theatrical glory thanks to a new programming initiative, Civic Cinema.

As part of February’s Seniors Festival celebrations, the inaugural Civic Cinema Season has been extended and will include four outstanding Australian feature films – two classics and two set-to-become-classics – presented in the Playhouse.

The showcase opens with Bruce Beresford’s 1979 masterpiece, The Getting of Wisdom, on Monday 17 February which chronicles a rebellious youngster from the Australian outback experiencing difficulty adjusting to her new life