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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 23rd June 2018.

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 tour options:

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

  • The Officer Tour gives you the 'inside' story. The tour of Boggo Road Gaol's Number 2 Division is guided by a former officer, who will share their firsthand accounts of what daily life was like inside the walls of one of Australia's most notorious prisons.

  • Prisoner Tour #1 Hear what life was like behind the bars of Boggo, from a former prisoner an amazing and fascinating insight into crime, justice and injustice inside this infamous prison.

  • Prisoner Tour #2 Same Tour as Prisoner Tour #1 at a different time.

    Following your chosen tour, you can purchase food and coffee from the food trucks onsite and then look forward to the screening of The Shawshank Redemption at 6.30pm.

    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.

    Rug up, bring a chair and your thermals full of hot tea or coffee and watch a winter screening of this iconic prison film from within Brisbane's iconic Boggo Road Gaol.

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

    4:30pm 30 Minute Prisoner Tour with screening of the movie

    5:00pm 30 Minute History Tour with screening of the movie

    5:00pm 30 Minute Officer Tour with screening of the movie

    5:30pm 30 Minute Prisoner Tour with screening of the movie

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


  • Limited to only 200 tickets.

  • Screening is for people 15 years and older.

  • Plastic chairs are available for use but may be uncomfortable for some people.
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    When: Saturday, 23rd of June 2018
    Where: Boggo Road Gaol
    Cost: $25.00 per Adult / $22.50 per Concession
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