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Screenseekers: Kid's Flicks and Workshops at the Mercury

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Spend a day in the city at an old time favourites movie
The Mercury is a busy non for profit cinema in Adelaide's west end. They offer a program for kids during school holidays called Screenseekers. One kids and family movie is screened every Wednesday in the holidays. They are old time favourites which young kids have probably never seen and make a great outing into the city.

screenseekers at Mercury Cinema, Adelaide
The MRC is close to tram stop Uniwest right near the Morphett Street bridge underpass. Image by Out and About.


July 13th Back to the Future. This was the first film in the series starring a young Michael J Fox. This skate board riding boy has to go back in time to 1955 to save the outcome for his family and with the help of a mad professor he does just this. It's a good film from a time before the digital age, when real actors were used to produce a good kids movie. This would be a ideal choice for upper primary to junior high ages and with the action scenes boys will love it. It also is a long running film of two hours so little ones probably couldn't sit still for that long.

July 20th Mrs Doubtfire. This is the late Robin Williams at his best. As a recently separated family man he goes to great lengths to spend time with his children, so applies for the new Nanny job in disguise. It's a great family film.Another long one for kids that can go the distance.


October 5th Matilda This story is from a well known book of the same title by Roald Dahl. Little Matilda is unique with special powers that protect her form the bad people at school and at home. Dahl had a unique way of telling a story that children can relate to and there are some funny parts. Once again real actors in the classic 1996 film.

See the Matilda movie trailer here.

October 12th The Land Before Time This is a cutesy animated flick that the little ones will enjoy. It's the tale of the adventures of two baby dinosaurs. Suitable for 4 to 9 years.

See the movie trailer here.


Also on offer at the Mercury Cinema are film making workshops. Kids aged 813 can learn how to make a movie on their own iPad or iPhone. The iShoot workshop a full day workshop running over two days on July 20th and 21st in a fun social atmosphere where kids learn from professionals.

The other full week workshop for older children 10-15 years, is aimed at making a short film to be entered in the National Tropfest, which is a child and youth only film festival. An opportunity to learn from real filmmakers and use professional equipment. We have even had successful prizewinning entries from South Australia at past festivals. Contact the Mercury for more information, bookings and prices.
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Why? For classic kids flicks and a great day out.
When: Every Wednesday in school holidays
Phone: 8410 1934
Where: Mercury Cinema
Cost: All tickets $10 Call for group discounts, Vacation care centres free admission for staff.
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Another time, recommend the local film SELKIE filmed at Port Noarlunga?
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