Brunswick Picture House

Brunswick Picture House

After laying dormant for over 30 years, the curtains lifted on this old theatre in March 2016 and it began a new lease on life, lovingly restored by the creative team behind the award-winning and internationally acclaimed circus/cabaret sensations LA SOIRÉE and CLUB SWIZZLE.

Having survived the wreckers’ ball and the ravages of time, this iconic building’s revival has set the stage for a vibrant and charismatic mix of film, circus, live theatre and family-friendly entertainment.

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It is our desire to establish the Brunswick Picture House as a local landmark for the community, for people to meet, be inspired, gossip, laugh and be entertained. Dedicated to putting the fun back into going to a show or the cinema, the Brunswick Picture House has re-emerged — reimagined and better than ever.

30 Fingal St Brunswick Heads, New South Wales
(02) 6685 0280

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Happy Monday morning! What a weekend! Did you happen to catch the brilliant Bob Downe? What a couple of shows!!

WOW!! Huge congratulations to the film One Less God which took out the BEST FILM WINNER last night at the Byron Bay Film Festival this year! We're fortunate enough to have its FINAL SCREENING tonight at 7pm at the Brunswick Picture House, and it will be our final film in what has been an incredible BBFF program here! Some tickets left so don't miss out on catching this film! The film's director Lliam Worthington along with members of the film's team will be on hand to introduce the film and host a Q&A after the screening. Tickets available online at brunswickpicturehouse.com or at Box Office tonight.We are so thrilled to announce that One Less God won the Best Film Award at the Byron Bay International Film Festival!

It was a real honour for us to be part of such an incredible Australian Film Festival and to be nominated alongside such powerful films including Greg McLean's "Jungle" with Daniel Radcliffe, the epic and breathtaking cinematic experience "Loving Vincent" on the life of Van Gogh, the Sundance award winning documentary "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World", the poignant "An American In Texas", and the highly acclaimed "City of Joy". The calibre of the films at the Byron Bay International Film Festival is a testament to the passion and love for independent cinema from festival directors J'aimee Skippon-Volke and Osvaldo Alfaro.

Thank you to J'aimee and Ossie and all the wonderful team at the festival who have welcomed the One Less God family with open arms and given our film their support - it's has been so lovely getting to meet you all and thank you for making this festival a brilliant experience. BBFF is such an important Australian film festival and it is no wonder as Byron Bay itself is home to the highest number of filmmakers per capita in Australia.

Thank you once again for this award and of course, special love and thanks goes out to our One Less God family for all your hard work and your belief in the film...we wish you could've all been here to celebrate with us.

After our success at Dances With Films in Los Angeles earlier this year at our world premiere, it means so much to us to come back to Australia and be recognised on our home soil.

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WOW!! Huge congratulations to the film One Less God which took out the BEST FILM WINNER last night at the Byron Bay Film Festival this year! Were fortunate enough to have its FINAL SCREENING tonight at 7pm at the Brunswick Picture House, and it will be our final film in what has been an incredible BBFF program here! Some tickets left so dont miss out on catching this film! The films director Lliam Worthington along with members of the films team will be on hand to introduce the film and host a Q&A after the screening. Tickets available online at brunswickpicturehouse.com or at Box Office tonight.

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Brilliant film - well deserved win!

Hello Bruns! After two big sellout Bob Downe shows this weekend, we continue the fun this busy Sunday! Don't let the rain stop you as HOMEMADE JAM continues - every Sunday rain or shine - so drop in now to enjoy a lazy caffeinated brunch. It's also the final day of yet another incredible Byron Bay Film Festival - the best yet! What better weather to catch two hugely acclaimed films: the hilarious That's Not Me - BBFF feature film screening at Bruns Pic House at 4pm and the award-winning One Less God - BBFF feature film at Bruns Picture House at 7pm, with director Lliam Worthington in attendance for a Q&A. Get your tickets via brunswickpicturehouse.com or at person in Box Office. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello Bruns! After two big sellout Bob Downe shows this weekend, we continue the fun this busy Sunday! Dont let the rain stop you as HOMEMADE JAM continues - every Sunday rain or shine - so drop in now to enjoy a lazy caffeinated brunch. Its also the final day of yet another incredible Byron Bay Film Festival - the best yet! What better weather to catch two hugely acclaimed films: the hilarious Thats Not Me - BBFF feature film screening at Bruns Pic House at 4pm and the award-winning One Less God - BBFF feature film at Bruns Picture House at 7pm, with director Lliam Worthington in attendance for a Q&A. Get your tickets via brunswickpicturehouse.com or at person in Box Office.

Thank you to everyone who came to the sold-out screening of Namatjira Project - Henriette Blecher at the Brunswick Picture House on Wednesday. Some wonderful news was just shared by Namatjira - "yesterday the copyright to Albert Namatjira's artworks was assigned to the Namatjira Legacy Trust, finally giving control to the family." - front page news of the Australian this morning! Thanks again Oni Blecher!We did it!!! Yesterday the copyright to Albert Namatjira's artworks was assigned to the Namatjira Legacy Trust, finally giving control to the family. 'We're happy we finally got it back. The whole family is really happy and proud'- Gloria Pannka, grand-daughter of Albert Namatjira. It's been an eight year campaign for Big hART, and decades of waiting for the Namatjira's. This is a turning point for them and the country!!! Check out the front page of the Australian today. Thanks to all involved! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to everyone who came to the sold-out screening of Namatjira Project - Henriette Blecher at the Brunswick Picture House on Wednesday. Some wonderful news was just shared by Namatjira - yesterday the copyright to Albert Namatjiras artworks was assigned to the Namatjira Legacy Trust, finally giving control to the family. - front page news of the Australian this morning! Thanks again Oni Blecher!

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Listen to Bob Downe now on Bay FM 99.9 - Byron Bay Australia - he’s on Over the Rainbow with Mitch Foy! Got your tickets for Bob’s Back in Bruns Show yet? ... See MoreSee Less

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If you are coming along to see Crazywise tonight, don't worry about the rain if you are eating supper🍽 , come earlier and we can make sure you are nice and dry whilst you eat!💦 ... See MoreSee Less

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TONIGHT @ 7PM as part of the Byron Bay Film Festival we have an amazing film that helps us look at mental illness in a different way. In this mental health awareness month.

What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience?

During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges often saw these cultures identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential. He was intrigued by how differently psychosis is defined and treated in the West.

CRAZYWISE focuses on two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications, while Ekhaya, 32, is a survivor of childhood molestation and several suicide attempts. The film follows their different paths to spiritual healing; how they come to see and use their ‘illness’ in a positive way.

CRAZYWISE doesn’t over-romanticise indigenous wisdom, or completely condemn Western treatment, but encourages the viewer to consider indigenous peoples’ acceptance of non-ordinary states of consciousness, along with rituals and metaphors that form deep connections to nature, to each other, and to ancestors, as something we can learn from. The film adds to the growing conversation that believes a psychological crisis can be potentially transformational, an opportunity for growth, not a disease without a cure.

Tickets online brunswickpicturehouse.com

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TONIGHT @ 7PM as part of the Byron Bay Film Festival we have an amazing film that helps us look at mental illness in a different way. In this mental health awareness month.

What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience?

During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges often saw these cultures identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential. He was intrigued by how differently psychosis is defined and treated in the West.

CRAZYWISE focuses on two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications, while Ekhaya, 32, is a survivor of childhood molestation and several suicide attempts. The film follows their different paths to spiritual healing; how they come to see and use their ‘illness’ in a positive way.

CRAZYWISE doesn’t over-romanticise indigenous wisdom, or completely condemn Western treatment, but encourages the viewer to consider indigenous peoples’ acceptance of non-ordinary states of consciousness, along with rituals and metaphors that form deep connections to nature, to each other, and to ancestors, as something we can learn from. The film adds to the growing conversation that believes a psychological crisis can be potentially transformational, an opportunity for growth, not a disease without a cure.

Tickets online brunswickpicturehouse.com

https://vimeo.com/199757727

You all know it makes sense. Join us for the GREAT NIGHT OUT that is Cheeky Cabaret. Tell us your experiences and memories of the great Cheeky Cabarets you have enjoyed with us in the comments section 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

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You all know it makes sense. Join us for the GREAT NIGHT OUT that is Cheeky Cabaret. Tell us your experiences and memories of the great Cheeky Cabarets you have enjoyed with us in the comments section 🙏

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Jodie Lewis. Sandra Cathcart. Amanda McMullin. Katrina Rynne. 😂😂👍🏻

Yeah I'm there! Are the boys kid sitting?

TODAY @ 7pm! This is the INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE right here in Australia at the Brunswick Picture House - and your final chance to see the gorgeous documentary film Journeys to Adäka! The film shines its own beam of light on First Nations' peoples pushing back against colonialism.

Get your tickets whilst you can! Check out the producer's interview below...

Journeys to Adäka - BBFF screening at Brunswick Picture House

Byron Bay Film Festival
BBFF 2017 Producer Teresa Earle about her film “Journey to Adäka” which will be screened TODAY Tue 10th Oct 7.00 PM at Brunswick Picture House. Don’t miss it.
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Vintage Bob Downe here, talking about his retro TV show 'Good Morning M'Willumbah' - very funny. Got your tickets yet? Bob's Back in Bruns 13 & 14 October! Watch out for his tips on how to be an extra in a Cliff Richard movie!

Did you know Bob lived and worked in the UK for most of the 1990s and his favourite collaborator was the divine LILY SAVAGE (Paul O'Grady's now retired alter ego).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMtjDkBapawBOB DOWNE (the comic creation of Mark Trevorrow) made his UK television breakthrough with this appearance on Michael Barrymore's top-rating variety comedy sh...
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Our gorgeous co founder sharing the love with our friends in London“It’s a love affair, La Soirée loves London and London has fallen in love with La Soirée” - Brett ... See MoreSee Less

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Byron Shires First Community-Owned Solar Garden

Byron Shire's First Community-Owned Solar Garden

Oct 24, 5:00pm - Oct 24, 6:30pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

Want to reduce your energy bill with solar but can't access it?
Be Part of Byron Shire's First community - Owned Solar Garden.
Enova Community Energy, Australia's first community-owned energy retailer is hosting a public event to share information on our first community-owned solar garden for Byron Shire.

Be a part of the energy revolution to transition to 100% renewable power. Come to this free information session to see how you can be a part of the solution.

Find out more!
The event is open to anyone interested in learning about how community solar gardens operate - so come along to hear about how you can benefit, especially if you are renting or can not have panels on your home.

At the event, you’ll be able to put your name in for one (or more) of the solar panels.

Community Solar Gardens are a relatively new initiative, although they are becoming increasingly popular globally as a solution for people who want clean, solar energy.

So if you have ever wanted to have your own solar panel, or entire solar system but can’t due to renting, moving, shady sites or other reasons – then this is the solar solution for you.

The Enova Community Energy Solar Garden will be set up as a community initiative.
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Halloween Feature: The Shining at Brunswick Picture House

Halloween Feature: The Shining at Brunswick Picture House

Oct 31, 7:00pm - Oct 31, 9:00pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN FEATURE! Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING...

1980 | 119 minutes | Rated M.

Hungry for a horror flick this Halloween? Get into the haunting spirit as we screen one of the greatest horror films ever made, Stanley Kubrick’s gloriously diabolical classic THE SHINING.

Who can forget the image of a raging Jack Nicholson axing his way through the bathroom door, screaming “Heeere’s Johnny!” To this day, Kubrick’s version of THE SHINING remains one of the most quoted films of all time. Not a huge commercial or critical hit upon its release — the book’s author Stephen King found the film “maddening and perverse” — the film has since evolved into “one of the most admired horror films in cinema history.”

What better movie to scare you straight out of your seats? Join us at the Brunswick Picture House on Halloween night… if you dare…
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Alive & Kicking swing doco with Swing On In live Bruns Pic House

Alive & Kicking swing doco with Swing On In live Bruns Pic House

Nov 4, 7:00pm - Nov 4, 9:00pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

It's BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE'S NEXT FILM EVENT!

Swing dancing is more diverse and dynamic than ever and this exciting doco gives us an insider’s look into the culture of the joy-fueled, gravity-defying swing dance world… and in true Picture House style, our next Film Event will feature live performances by the amazing Swing On In dance troupe!

About the film: ALIVE & KICKING is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world.

ALIVE & KICKING looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy.

2016 | 88 minutes | Documentary
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Arrebato Trio - Live music at Brunswick Picture House

Arrebato Trio - Live music at Brunswick Picture House

Nov 10, 7:00pm - Nov 10, 8:30pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

Arrebato Trio // Supported by Peter Hunt and Yeshe

“Arrebato”: (Spanish) a sudden and intensive burst of emotion

Get ready for an intimate night of world music at Brunswick Picture House, featuring the best of contemporary Flamenco and African Soul fusion. On November 10th, Sydney’s award-winning Arrebato Trio will headline the evening, supported by local duo Yeshe and Peter Hunt, in what will be a stunning evening with some of Australia’s finest musicians.

Arrebato Ensemble is a diverse group of talented musicians have worked together to develop original music with contemporary flamenco as the compositional and rhythmic driving force. This collaboration has created a passionately moving style of music with an intensely international flavour and appeals to many audiences from the flamenco aficionado to jazz and world music fans.

Their two albums and numerous performances have received significant critical acclaim across the board. Prominent music critic John Shand’s description of the group in the Sydney Morning Herald is that their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact.” The Ensemble was voted Best World Music Artist at the 2008 MusicOz Awards.

The core members of Arrebato Ensemble will be performing as Arrebato Trio, led by acclaimed flamenco guitarist Greg Alfonzetti. Joining Greg will be Damian de Boos-Smith (cello, guitar & palmas) and Byron Mark (cajon and palmas) The trio will showcase a fresh batch of brand new compositions they recently performed to a packed house at Sydney Fringe Festival last month.

Opening the night will be the duo of songmen Peter Hunt and Yeshe, taking us on a journey through the place of their musical meeting. Both musicians have established respective prolific careers, touring nationally and internationally. Together they have found a natural enchanting meeting ground of their musical worlds over the past decade, with Peter bringing his trumpet and harmonies to Yeshe’s songs played with his mbira (Zimbabwean ceremonial thumb piano) and kamale nGoni (african string-harp) and Yeshe bringing the under riding groove in percussion to Peter’s songs played on guitar.

Join us for this exquisite evening that promises to evoke the rhythms within you.
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Dr. Hubbles Bubble Show returns to Brunswick Picture House!

Dr. Hubble's Bubble Show returns to Brunswick Picture House!

Nov 11, 2:00pm - Nov 12, 2:45pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

Everybody loves bubbles and Dr. Hubble is back to show you why! Dr. Hubble (portrayed by world-renowned circus and sideshow performer Shep Huntly) will be on hand to take you on a magical journey behind the bubble, as he shows you bubbles in all their glorious shapes and sizes, including the famous “exploda-bubble” and possibly the biggest bubble you’ll have ever seen!

One lucky child will even be put inside a bubble, so come along! Don’t miss this fun and funny show for kids of all ages.
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Barn Dance with Thrillbilly Stomp! - Live at Bruns Pic House

Barn Dance with Thrillbilly Stomp! - Live at Bruns Pic House

Nov 11, 7:00pm - Nov 11, 9:00pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

Slap on your cowboy hats, grab your partner and get ready to kick up your heels as we transform the Brunswick Picture House for a big Barn Dance, with the tunes courtesy of the highly infectious and hugely entertaining Thrillbilly Stomp!

Thrillbilly Stomp started out as a mandolin and accordion busking duo. Since those early days they’ve hosted a fine array of musicians and have played major festivals, bushdances, pubs, clubs, country halls, weddings and all kinds of events from the sublime to the ridiculous. Being accordion- and mandolin-based, Thrillbilly Stomp is greatly influenced by music in which these instruments are prominent such as Celtic, Cajun, Zydeco and Bluegrass.

The band are in no way purists in these styles but rather use these styles to inform and inspire to create a sound that is unique, infectious, fun and uplifting.
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Modern Cinematography

Modern Cinematography

Nov 23, 9:00am - Nov 24, 5:00pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

What is great cinematography, and how is it achieved?

Pretty pictures and standout shots are not enough; Cinematographers must take a written text and use technical and interpretive skills to help a Director convert that text into an engaging visual story.

Screenworks and AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney) have partnered to bring this popular, educational and inspirational 2 day workshop on all facets of the art of cinematography to our region.

The course will be led by two time AFI Award winner Ellery Ryan, ACS ("Is This The Real World", "I Love You Too", "Van Diemen’s Land", "The Rage In Placid Lake") and has been designed to investigate the theory of visual storytelling. It will feature a lively theorectical discussion backed up by clips and examples.
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Killer Fridays Presents: Summer Sins

Killer Fridays Presents: Summer Sins

Dec 8, 6:00pm - Dec 8, 10:00pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

This December, bring out your bad self when Killer Fridays Presents: Summer Sins.
Embrace all things naughty in a summer event to heat things up in style, Killer Fridays Style!

After such a great response and success with September's spring fling we’re back to do it all again, only this time, a little bit better. A second round at our brand new location, Killer Fridays presents Summer Sins at The Brunswick Picture House.

A twist on the usual tastes of the Shire, Killer Fridays brings you Queer Speed Dating: ROUND 2! An opportunity for all; coupled, single and all things in between to have fun and meet some great folk from right here in your neighbourhood. Alongside live music, Queer Cabaret and Dj’s, the night hosts a great sense of community with a wild side-plate of fun.

Killer Fridays is a Byron Shire spectacular celebrated by the LGBTI Community and their friends. Featuring live music, suave Kings, fabulous Queens, cabaret, dance acts and local DJs, Killer Fridays goes off with a bang like a glitter filled party popper spraying the night with a fantastic sprinkle of awesome.

A night to be remembered with some great talent and an all-round good feel, Summer Sins is a chance to heat things up and really get to know your community. Whether you’re looking for friends or looking for love, this night boasts a fantabulous get together for Byron’s queer folk and friends, along with a great night’s entertainment from the cream of the queer crop.

Killer Fridays Presents: Summer Sins
8th of December at The Brunswick Picture House
$15 Entry - Book online
www.brunswickpicturehouse.com
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Big Thief at Brunswick Picture House

Big Thief at Brunswick Picture House

Dec 14, 8:00pm - Dec 14, 11:00pm

Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal St
Brunswick Heads, NSW  2483 Map

BIG THIEF RETURN TO AUSTRALIA THIS DECEMBER

Things have been moving at an incredibly fast pace in the world of enchanting Brooklyn folk-rock quartet Big Thief. Having conquered all and sundry on their inaugural Australian tour at the tail-end of our last southern summer, they’re returning triumphantly less than 12 months later clutching their powerful second statement Capacity, a stunning follow-up to their acclaimed debut Masterpiece which introduced them to the world in 2016.

Musically Big Thief remain resolutely in thrall to no particular genre, swinging seamlessly between sparse, atmospheric folk and beautifully refined indie rock. Despite the wide critical acclaim afforded Masterpiece, for Capacity the band chased a raw sound where spontaneity was paramount, arranging the new songs for the first time in the studio and then recording them that very same day to capture the initial spark. The results are fresh and uncontrived, brimming with subtlety and restraint yet immediate and headstrong and unfailingly potent.

On their initial Australian visit earlier this year Big Thief delighted crowds at Perth Festival as well as at their own well-attended gigs in Sydney and Melbourne (including a slot on the celebrated Melbourne Zoo Twilight series alongside LA rockers Warpaint). Now upon their return Down Under they’re upping the ante significantly, playing headlining shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Brunswick Heads, as well as a prime spot on the cherished Meredith Music Festival line-up.

They’re in fine fettle on the live front having spent the best part of a year criss-crossing the globe since Masterpiece first took root, so take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the gorgeously harrowing-yet-hopeful world of Big Thief as they return south to Australia this December: they may steal your heart, but your soul will be reinvigorated and your spirit left bolstered.

Big Thief also playing Meredith Music Festival.
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