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A selection of classic kids films to enjoy
The Mercury Cinema has announced its school holiday schedule for every school holiday period during 2015. There are both animated and filmed selections, and all children's classics we as adults know and love. While they may be oldies to us, for children they are all brand new and exciting. "Screen Seekers" is the name of the movie program just for children this year. The films would be most suitable for primary school aged children, and are all rated G or PG.
The screen seekers program for kids starts off in January, with with the Aussie story of Blinky Bill
The Mercury Cinema Adelaide. Image by Miss Kathleen
It's not often you find an outing where the adults are admitted free, but here at the Mercury for the Screen Seekers children pay and the accompanying adult is free. The kid's also receive a movie treat to enjoy as the show gets started.
Bambi has been a favourite for many years but take tissues. Image mercury cinema.org
Vacation care programs and other groups are requested to make a group booking online or preferably telephone, and request the rates for groups. The carers are given free entry. The cinema is near to the tram stop at the Morphett Street bridge, so its easily accessible for groups to get to by public transport. The building is tucked in between the Rockford Hotel on Hindley Street and the University of SA buildings on North Terrace.
Some of the friendly team at the Mercury Cinema. Image by Miss Kathleen
The Mercury is a not for profit cinema and holds regular screenings for children, adult film clubs and festivals, and film training workshops. For the school holiday workshops for children see their website.
My outings tips The queue for the toilets is often long at the Mercury, so I suggest taking the kids to use some facilities elsewhere just before you arrive, would save some time before you get your seat. The easiest way to get there is by tram as there as the City West Campus tram stop only a short distance from the cinema on North Terrace. You wont find regular junk snacks at the Mercury you see at commercial cinemas. There is no popcorn machine or outrageous prices for the snacks and drinks available.
Great picture of little known gem Mercury Cinema, which has been somewhat hidden from public view by the road overpass from Morphett st. Dishy picture of the staff, too.
Additional public transport: all buses along Currie st to Stop D1 from west, W3 from east, and 98 Adelaide Connector stop C1 from North Adelaide, X1 from city south (not route 99).