One of my fondest childhood memories is of Sunday afternoons spent baking chocolate slice and watching old movies from the comfort of my lime green beanbag (while eating the aforementioned slice. Or milk arrowroot biscuits and icing. But that’s a whole other story!).
Given that Maryborough only had two TV channels back in the 70s and 80s I can only assume that ABC TV was responsible for my love of Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney.
So it is with great excitement that today I discovered that the Maryborough and Hervey Bay libraries will be featuring classic movies on a monthly basis as part of their Vintage Movie Club.
I know you can rent many old movies for a pittance from the local video library (well, if you have one… as mine in Urangan recently closed!), but surely it won’t have the same atmosphere as watching it in a room with other classic movie buffs. Plus, in my little mind it’s important to support Council initiatives when it comes to the often-ignored arts.
Spaces are limited so bookings are essential and can be made by contacting your library: Maryborough 4190 5788 or Hervey Bay 4197 4220.
Any movie buffs out there?
What old movie would YOU like to see featured?