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Free Brisbane City Council School Holiday Movies

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Free movies for kids of all ages will screen at selected Brisbane City Council (BCC) libraries over the September school holidays.

I found this out when I happened to pick up a 'What's On' guide from my local library at West End.

Storm Boy
Flicking through, I was pleased to see the quality movies that BCC has selected to screen, which range from the Australian classic 'Storm Boy' to Disney's 1950 animated version of 'Cinderella' and the British-American children's fantasy, 'Dark Crystal'.

Cinderella
Unlike many of the school holiday offerings that screen in cinemas nowadays, most of the movies are rated (G) -- although there are also a couple suitable for older children ('Diary of a Wimpy Kid' and 'Whale Rider' -- both (PG) rated).

Dark Crystal
Here's the complete list of movies and venues:

Cinderella (1950) (G) (70 mins): Brisbane Square Library, Thurs 22 Sep 11am

Storm Boy (1976) (G) (87 mins): Annerley Library, Thurs 22 Sep 2pm.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) (PG) (94 mins): Sunnybank Hills Library, Thurs 22 Sep 4pm; Chermside Library, Thurs 29 Sep, 2.30pm

Muppet Movie (1979) (G) (90 mins): Brisbane Square Library, Fri 23 Sep, 11am

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) (G) (135 mins): Brisbane Square Library, Thurs 29 Sep, 11am

The Whale Rider (2003) (PG) (97 mins): West End Library, Thurs 29 Sep, 11am

Dark Crystal (1982) (G) (90 mins): Brisbane Square Library, Fri 30 Sep, 11am.

Places are limited, and you have to book in advance. Library staff inform me that bookings can only be made by phoning the library that's screening the movie (there are no on-line bookings).

Phone numbers are:
Brisbane Square 3403 4166
Annerley 3403 1735
Sunnybank 3407 0571
Chermside 3403 7200
West End 3403 8620.

Council libraries also have lots of other fun, free kids' activities on during the holidays, including magic shows, musical performances, and story-telling.

Activities are listed on the BCC website, but I find the hard-copy 'What's On' guide a much more user-friendly experience. Activities fill quickly, so, if you're keen, I suggest you grab a guide from your local library as soon as you can.

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Why? To take your kids to some classic children's movies
When: Various times during the September school holidays
Where: Various Brisbane City Council libraries
Cost: Free
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