On Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July, film lovers returned to the big screen for AFF’s Cinema Reignite program.
The two films shot in South Australia - Escape From Pretoria and Never Too Late – screened simultaneously across six locations at Palace Nova East End and Prospect Cinemas, GU Film House Glenelg and Wallis Cinemas Mitcham, Mt Barker and Noarlunga.
South Australians were eager to get out of the house for a long overdue date with the theatre; some visiting for the first time since March. The Cinema Reignite program aimed to bring people back to the cinema to support some of our favourite venues and contribute towards the reemployment of cinema workers during one of the toughest years in recent memory.
Friends of the festival and lovers of Australian stories came out in force to support their local venue. Sessions at several locations sold out their socially distanced capacity and other screenings had strong and promising numbers proving that the magic of cinema is needed now more than ever.
“Thriving cinemas are indicative of a strong economy, so AFF was thrilled to help support our local cinemas to ‘reignite’ after their COVID closures this year. It was so wonderful to present these locally made films on the big screen as they deserve,” said Adelaide Film Festival CEO and Creative Director Mat Kesting.
This was just a taste of what’s to come from the Adelaide Film Festival 14 – 25 October 2020. Our full program will be announced in the coming months and you can stay up to date with all the details by signing up to our mailing list below.Back