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Movie Night at Boggo Road Gaol

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by Natasha Poynton (subscribe)
Founder of Your Write, freelance writer, editor, corporate communicator and TV Producer in my spare time, around being a busy mum to 3 little ones and managing our team at Your Write. Find out more www.your-write.com.au where words come effortlessly
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The movie, Chicken Run, is mildly absurd and very funny. The film, released in 2000, focuses on a group of chickens headed by the fearless Ginger and helped - or not - by Rocky the famous flying rooster. They make repeated, daring attempts to escape their enclosure on the chicken farm and fly to green, idyllic pastures before they're all turned into chicken pies. Despite its grisly overtones, it's a thoroughly enjoyable family movie and one that kids of all ages, love.

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Chicken Run (2000) shown at Boggo Rod Gaol


What makes this movie even more lovable, is watching that movie within the walls of an actual prison. Which is exactly what we did when I took my family to enjoy a night at Boggo Rd Gaol.

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Boggo Road Gaol entrance


Prior to the showing of the film, the family was taken on a tour through the old Gaol. They loved the stories about Fritz the cat who later become Tripod and imagining themselves locked in the cells.

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Cell at the Old Gaol


Movie events are held at Boggo Road Gaol regularly, so jump on their Facebook page to be notified of upcoming events. Some are family friendly, others less so. Keep an eye out for such great prison films as Shawshank Redemption or Brubaker.

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Green Mile shows on Saturday November 11th


The next event will be for 15 years and upwards and will show The Green Mile. It will be held on Saturday November 11th with the tour starting at 5pm and the movie finishing around 10.30pm. Bring a picnic dinner or grab a bit to eat from the food vans outside.

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Gatehouse at Boggo Road Gaol


Tickets are $25 and are available on the Boggo Road website or here. The cost covers both the movie and the tour.
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*Natasha Poynton was invited as a guest
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Why? There is no better way to see a classic prison movie than in a classic prison
When: next movie and tour event is Saturday 11th from 5.30pm
Where: Boggo Road Gaol, Dutton Park
Cost: $25 covers the cost of the tour and movie
Your Comment
A bit of history with your comedy - brilliant!
by May Cross (score: 3|5322) 684 days ago
Now on at Geoffrey Rush Studio at QLD Uni a terrific play "Boggo".
by Lynne Cargill (score: 2|756) 682 days ago
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