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A hilarious romp through B movie heaven

Lights! Camera! Improvise! Impro Melbourne is proudly presenting the smash-hit 2018 Montreal Improv Festival favourite, At the Movies, at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

Get ready to enjoy a hilarious romp through B-movie heaven with the extraordinary Impro Melbourne cast!

Here's how it works!

Each night, director Sarah Kinsella presents the audience with the titles of two real-life B movies. Having chosen which of the movies they'd like to see the cast have fun with, the audience then settles down with the actors to watch the first five minutes of the film.

At the five minute mark, the screening is halted, the lights come up, and the players improvise the rest of the movie, right up to its big, cheesy conclusion, complete with 'live sound effects' being created by the improvisors.

What's more is the actors have not seen the films and have absolutely no idea how the real plots unfold! Instead, they will have to rely on their unparalleled talent for storytelling and sharply honed comedic skills! The result is guaranteed to have movie nerds, comedy freaks and die-hard impro fans returning again and again!

At the Movies is also family-friendly, making it great school holiday entertainment for teens this April!

Tickets are now on sale - choose from 8 performances from 29 March to 20 April (Friday and Saturday only at 11pm) at Portico Room, Melbourne Town Hall.

Secure your tickets today at www.comedyfestival.com.au, grab your popcorn and hunker down for a rare red carpet treat!

Sarah Kinsella is an Impro Melbourne favourite whose TV credits include the ABC's Sideliners, Angry Piņata for the Comedy Channel and On the Streets for Foxtel. Sarah performed At the Movies with Montreal Improv, who together with Vancouver's Little Mountain Improv developed this hugely popular format. A massive success at the 2018 Montreal Improv Festival, Impro Melbourne is thrilled to have been given permission to premiere At the Movies in Australia as part of MICF 2019.

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When: Friday and Saturday nights 11.00pm March 29th to April 20th
Where: Portico Room, Melbourne Town Hall, cnr Swanston and Collins Sts
Cost: $22 full, $17 conc and group, Preview $17 March 29th
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