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Secret Cinema [Theque]: The Towering Inferno

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Mercury Cinema and Cinémathèque are bringing 1974's The Towering Inferno to a secret location near you. Adelaide Cinémathèque is a film society that regular screens cult classics, documentaries, and silent films--to name a few--to Adelaide's film buffs. Most of their screenings are held at the Mercury Cinema, but keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter as the location for this secret screening is slowly revealed through clues.

The Towering Inferno is a 70s disaster film starring Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. Disaster strikes when a fire starts on the 81st floor of the tallest building in the world. The film is score is by John Williams--famous for Star Wars, ET, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter--and the film was nominated for, and won, numerous academy awards.

If you like explosions, crashes and screams you'll love the film. It's been credited as one of the greatest disaster films of the 1970s.

Of course, half the fun of the secret cinema is guessing where it will be. So far the clues point to somewhere on Pultney Street, North of Carrington Street and South of Angas Street. This rules out an outdoor cinema set up somewhere in Hurtle Square, it's almost a shame considering the gorgeous weather we've had over the past couple of days. For more information you need to stay glued to the Mercury Cinema's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Tickets are available online, and are $15 each. The screening is on the 9th of September, but let's hope there are more secret cinemas in the future.

If you could screen a movie anywhere in the CBD, where would you pick?
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Why? Have fun tracking down one of the 70s best disaster films
When: 9th September 6:30
Where: A secret location in Adelaide
Cost: $15
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