CLASSICS OF CINEMA

Join us at the historic Majestic Theatre, officially opened on 2nd June 1917. Having been built for cinema use, it was later operated by Greater Union and closed February 28, 1970. Later it was converted into Launceston’s iconic menswear store, Neil Pitts.

Doors open half an hour before screening. Refreshments available. Access to the screening is via stairs. Book your tickets below.

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Sunday 1 May, 1.00pm
Neil Pitt’s Majestic Theatre,
76 Brisbane Street, Launceston

ET – THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, this extra-terrestrial is befriended by a young boy named Elliott, bringing the alien into his suburban California house. Elliot’s family try in vain to protect ET’s existence and help him return home. An 80’s masterpiece from Steven Spielberg, ET is a family film like no other.

Director – Stephen Spielberg
Running Time – 115 mins
Adventure, Sci-Fi / USA / 1982 / Rated PG

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Sunday 1 May, 4.00pm
Neil Pitt’s Majestic Theatre,
76 Brisbane Street, Launceston

THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER

The unique beauty of the New South Wales highlands is the backdrop of the telling of Banjo Paterson’s iconic story of the horseman from the Snowy Mountains and the quest to rescue the colt from Old Regret from the wild brumby horses. A cast like no other was brought together for this classic story of love, family and horsemanship starring Kirk Douglas, Sigrid Thornton and Tom Burlinson

Director – George Miller
Running Time – 102 mins
Adventure, Drama, Romance / Australia / 1982 / Rated PG

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Monday 2 May, 7.00pm
Neil Pitt’s Majestic Theatre,
76 Brisbane Street, Launceston

TRON

Tron is the innovative and ground-breaking film that was one of first movies to use computer generated effects. This is the fanatical story of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a computer programmer transported into the software world of a mainframe computer. Flynn is helped by security program Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) in his quest through digital games to defeat the evil Master Control Program and create a free computer system for all programs.

Director – Steven Lisberger
Running Time – 96 mins
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi / USA / 1982 / Rated PG

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Tuesday 3 May, 7pm
Neil Pitt’s Majestic Theatre,
76 Brisbane Street, Launceston

FITZCARRALDO

The telling of the story of rubber baron Brian Sweeny ‘Fitzcarraldo’ Fitzgerald and his ambition to bring opera to the Amazon is only matched by visionary German director Werner Herzog. The three deck, 320 steamer being hauled over an Amazon hill by natives is the indelible image of a film that is as famous for its issues as its zeal to tell the story of a man who wanted to tame the wild landscape of South America.

Director – Werner Herzog
Running Time – 158 mins
Adventure, Drama / Austria / 1982 / Rated PG

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Thursday   5 May, 7pm
Neil Pitt’s Majestic Theatre,
76 Brisbane Street, Launceston

STAR TREK 2 – THE WRATH OF KHAN

Considered by both Science fiction and Star Trek fans as the best of the Star Trek films, The Wrath of Khan brings back the iconic villainous Khan character played by Ricardo Montalban banished to a dead planet many years before by James T Kirk and the crew of the enterprise. Khan has had vengeance poison him over many years with this the unfolding of a Shakespearian space battle of minds and wills.

Director – Nicholas Meyer
Running Time – 113 mins
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi / USA / 1982 / Rated PG

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Sunday 8 May, 3.30pm
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133 St John Street, Launceston

THE DARK CRYSTAL

Another world, another time, in the age of wonder. From the visionary mind and creature shop of Jim Henson comes the wonderous and fractured world of The Dark Crystal. Setting out from the valley of the Mystics the brave Gelfling Jen embarks on a dangerous quest to the Crystal castle and the evil Skeksis to heal the crystal and bring peace and unity to Thra.

Director – Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Running Time – 93 mins
Adventure, Family, Fantasy / USA / 1982 / Rated PG

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