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Cinema Obscura - Secret Cinema

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by Caitlin Rebecca (subscribe)
Queensland based writer and digital nomad.
Published March 27th 2012
What's better than a plain old trip to the cinema? A trip to Cinema Obscura in a hush-hush, hidden part of Brisbane with a small audience full of serious film-lovers.

This new addition to the cultural ebb and flow of Brisbane's creative underbelly will make it's debut on March 30th at 8:00pm. Planning to run monthly screenings, Obscura will be set up just about anywhere you can imagine, from back yards to basements to roof tops and museums.

The first Cinema Obscura event starts with a familiar locations hidden secret. Screening "secret" films in a mystery location with the added bonus of a BYO licence (with corkage charge), this 18 event is made perfectly for those lovers of both mystery and movies.

So, now you're intrigued, you're captivated, and most importantly you want to attend the first ever Cinema Obscura night! So, where is it being held? As stated on their website, "within a week of the screening you will be sent an email with the location along with any further information or instructions. Due to this reason it is super important you provide the correct contact information when purchasing tickets."

Tickets cannot be purchased at the door (for quite obvious reasons) so be sure to book yourself in early.

Two projectionists with "a love for everything celluloid" will be the brains behind the set up on the night, and also work closely with Brisbane City Council Screenings and Brisbane Powerhouse Film Festival as well as working their regular cinema "day" jobs.

Although they will strive to aim for a screening of 35mm and 16mm prints, this does depending on location and print availability.

The guys are always open to suggestions on a location or film as well, so don't be shy in contacting them either via email, Facebook or Twitter.

As for what will be shown? Cinema Obscura loves everything, from 80s sci-fi to 40s musicals and beyond. So don't worry, there isn't a huge chance that you'll get stuck watching Cannibal Holocaust, although if you are truly worried, send through an email and they'll happily drop some hints.

It should be noted that occasionally there may not be seats available, however you are welcome to bring your own seating, pillows or picnic blankets for the evening. This will all be advised upon purchase of tickets. Unfortunately, the tickets are non-refundable. They can be sold to other patrons in the case of a sold out show, however there are no promises.

For outdoor screenings, the group will determine whether or not the weather conditions and agreeable and will do everything in their power to move to an indoor location. In the rare case that the show is rained out without a back up location they will work towards a rescheduled screening or transfer your tickets to the next Cinema Obscura.

Lastly, the tickets can be purchased through Mosh Tix and any further enquiries can be directed to
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Why? It's a secret!
When: Monthly, as announced on their website
Where: It's a secret!
Cost: $15.00 tickets, plus corkage charge for BYO
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