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Free Movie Night @ Adelaide Gaol

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Update January 16th 2013
The screening for 13 January was cancelled due to rain. It has been rescheduled for Sunday 27 January.

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Adelaide Gaol

It wasn't so long ago that people couldn't get out of Adelaide Gaol quick enough, but on Sunday January 27 I'm confident that people will be queuing to get IN.

The Adelaide Gaol is holding a free screening of the classic movie Blues Brothers in the grassed courtyard under the stars, and I reckon this musical comedy will be hugely popular.

It's brought to you jointly with Splash Adelaide, who are just full of things to do about Adelaide.

Only 200 tickets will be available on the night, so if you're not early then you'd better have a backup plan! Doors open at 8pm for the screening at 9pm.

Bring along picnic blankets, cushions, low beach chairs, games and food. Don't bring a throne or a high chair or you will end up at the back.

Popcorn, ice creams and drinks will be available to purchase on the night, and NO alcohol will be permitted at the event. Free car parking is available on site.

In case of bad weather, check the Adelaide Gaol Facebook page for cancellation information. For a bit more info about the Gaol, take a look here.

Afterwards if it is a fine night, dodge the traffic and take a walk further along Gaol Rd as it winds its way to Bonython Park.

Just before the Park on your right you can see the heritage listed 1883 former Government Powder (Explosives) Magazine, and adjacent Keeper's Cottage. Gunpowder was used widely in the early days of the Colony for construction, industry, defence, and law and order.

While it was unusual for the Powder Keeper to be at such risk, it did discourage any attempts at theft in the unruly early days of the colony. I guess the risk to prisoners didn't matter.

A few steps further on is an area known as the Magic Forest. I didn't think it looked at all magical by day, but I think under moonlight it might be quite different.

And finally, straight ahead is the recently refurbished Bonython Park. But do keep a lookout for stray ghosts from the Gaol that might be experiencing their second childhood.
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Why? Get in to Gaol free
When: 8pm for 9pm start
Phone: (08) 8231 4062
Where: 18 Gaol Road, Thebarton
Cost: Free!
Your Comment
Is that Sunday the 13th or Saturday the 12th?
by bgass (score: 1|19) 2578 days ago
Looks like a nice idea :)
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2580 days ago
Indeed :)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11291) 2581 days ago
How lovely to watch a film outside
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 2581 days ago
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