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Fundraising Movie Night with Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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Watch Mission: Impossible - Fallout in support of charity
The Brisbane Basket Brigade is conducting their annual movie fundraiser on August 10 with the latest instalment of the Mission Impossible Series, Fallout. See Tom Cruise ride motorbikes, hang from helicopters, fly helicopters upside down and we assume make possible a mission will that would be impossible for anyone else. All funds goes to the Brisbane Basket Brigade charity which aims to bring Christmas cheer to needy families in the Brisbane region.

About Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible, you know the formula. Tom Cruise will do some amazing stunts (this year it will involve hanging off and flying helicopters) and Simon Pegg will say most of the jokes. In Fallout, there will be some missing plutonium, the IMF team will be disavowed and Henry Cavill will have the job of hunting down the IMF team.

Obviously, while we care about the plot, this is a movie we go to see the amazing stunts. In fact, the helicopter sequence was so dangerous, only one was country crazy enough to allow them to film it there, which is our neighbour across the Tasman Sea, New Zealand. Also in another stunt, Tom Cruise broke his leg. So yes, this is the movie to see for stunts and action.

Initial preview reviews have been 94% positive accoridng to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and so it is shaping up to be the best Mission: Impossible movie so far.

About the Brisbane Basket Brigade

Every year at Christmas, the Brisbane Basket Brigade gathers and sends out packages of food and presents to needy families around the greater Brisbane area. Along with collecting donations, they also need to buy a certain amount of goods as well.

Food bags ready to be sent out to need families
Food bags ready to be sent out to need families

Their philosophy is that Christmas is a time for joy, hope and charity. Every year volunteers, including lots of kids and families, gather to wrap and package food and gifts which other volunteers deliver to people and families identified by by various organisations around Brisbane. Often this is the only chance that these families have to enjoy a proper Christmas.

Presents wrapped and ready to put into boxes for families around Brisbane
Presents wrapped and ready to put into boxes for families around Brisbane

There are other ways that you can also make donations to the Brisbane Basket Brigade as well via their website. Close to Christmas, they are also looking for donations of food and gifts. They also look for volunteers, but I think their lack of organisation in recent years around volunteers means you might want to focus on giving rather than being a volunteer.

About the movie night

The movie will be held at Palace Centro Cinemas (39 James Street, Fortitude Valley) at 6:30 pm on Friday August 10. This cinema is surrounded by restaurants, so it is easy to find a place for a meal before or after the movie.

The Palace Centro in Fortitude Valley
The Palace Centro in Fortitude Valley

A ticket for the night are $30 and will include the ticket (obviously), a choice of a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink/popcorn combo. You will also go into the lucky door prize and the raffle.

Securing your tickets

To RSVP email with your Full Name and the number of tickets you require. They will then send you the details on how to pay online.


This is a pretty good deal on tickets and drinks and it supports a charity that does some good work. Unfortunately for such a family friendly charity, they have chosen a film that is rated M, instead of a family friendly movie. Last year it was the MA 15 Blade Runner: 2049. Even so, this is a charity worth supporting and it will be a good film for adults and older children to enjoy.

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Why? Watch Mission: Impossible - Fallout in support of charity
When: 6:30 pm
Where: Palace Centro Cinemas, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $30
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