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Boggo Road Gaol Movie Nights: The Shawshank Redemption & Tour Experience

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One of the greatest prison movies screens at Boggo Road Gaol

Spend your Saturday evening locked up at Boggo Road Gaol!

Boggo Road Gaol Movie Nights are back and to kick off the popular series, The Shawshank Redemption will screen on Saturday 20th May, 2017.

Revisit one of the greatest films ever made in the unique real-life prison atmosphere of Brisbane's own historic Boggo Road Gaol.

Enjoy a great night out at Boggo Road Gaol by joining an interactive tour of the gaol before the movie screening. Choose from three great options:

  • The History of Boggo Road Gaol Tour tells of the dramatic escapes of the 1980s, infamous inmates, lifers, riots, rooftop protests, the daily lives of prisoners and the duties of officers.

  • Ex-Inmate Tour gives you the inside story from an ex-inmate. The tour of Boggo Road Gaol's Number 2 Division is guided by former prisoners and officers, who will share with their firsthand accounts of what daily life was like inside the walls of one of Australia's most notorious prisons.

  • The Escapes TourHow did they do it? This NEW tour of Boggo Road Gaol examines in detail some of the dramatic escapes from No 2 Division. Visit the actual places where desperate men implemented their plans and went over the wall. Hear about the characters, their backgrounds and the equipment they used.

    All tours will run from 6.00pm and will be 45 minutes.

    Following the tour, you can purchase food and coffee from the food trucks onsite and then look forward to the screening of The Shawshank Redemption at 7.30pm.

    Based on a novella by Stephen King and starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption is the tale of two imprisoned men, who bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

    Tickets for this special event at Boggo Road Gaol are now on sale: click the links below to secure your place:

    Movie Only - $15.00


    Movie Movie Plus 45 Minute History Tour - $35


    Movie Plus 45 Minute Ex-Inmate Tour - $35


    Movie Movie Plus 45 Minute Escapes Tour - $35

    Time: 6:00pm Tour plus Movie (Please arrive at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start for the tour)

    7:30pm – Movie Only (Gates open at 7:15pm, movie starts right on 7:30pm)

    For more information on the history of Boggo Road Gaol and tours and special events, please visit the official website.

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    When: May 20th 2017, 6pm to 11pm
    Where: Boggo Road Gaol, Boggo Rd, Dutton Park QLD 4102
    Cost: $15-$35
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