Taking us back to yesteryear, Sunshine Coast Libraries are celebrating Queensland Seniors Week with the smashing 1967 hit classic, To Sir, with Love. This British feel-good drama, starring Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall and singer Lulu, making her film debut, will surely evoke poignant memories of bygone days, with its showing at the Eumundi Drive-In.
The award-winning To Sir, with Love film is based on E. R. Braithwaite's 1959 autobiographical novel, of the same name. To Sir, with Love deals with social issues in a tough London East End high school, with Sidney Poitier playing Mark Thackery, an out-of-work engineer, who takes up a teaching job, implementing his own style of discipline in class. While the rowdy students initially see Thackery as just another teacher open for ridicule and bullying, Thackery's calm disposition and desire to see the students succeed, gradually earns him, their trust and respect.
'A story as fresh as the girls in their minis ... ' Image: High School Slumber Party FB
COVID restrictions are still in place for drive-ins and to ensure movie-goers stay safe, please take note of the following:
Social distancing measures will be in place at Eumundi Drive-In, with a minimum distance of two metres between each car;
Hand sanitiser stations will be available;
Tickets have to be pre-purchased online and entry is by previously issued email confirmation. Entry is totally contactless (no cash). Under Queensland Government restrictions, drive-in customers will be required to provide their contact details to staff and to sign in, on entry and exit;
There will be no rubbish bins on site – so please take home what you bring;
People should remain in their vehicles unless absolutely necessary;
Bathrooms on site will be monitored to ensure individual use and will be regularly cleaned and sanitised;
Social distancing should be observed at all times;
Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, been overseas or visited a 'hotspot' in the previous fourteen days;
Please enter and exit the event site in the vehicle you arrived in;
There will be no food for sale on-site, except for popcorn. Guests are encouraged to either bring a picnic from home or to pre-order something yummy from one of the local eateries in Eumundi, to pick up on the way to the drive-in.
Please display patience when entering and exiting Eumundi Drive-In.
Evoke poignant memories of bygone days with a night out at the drive-in! Image: Starry Nights Outdoor Movies FB
Keen to read or re-read To Sir, with Love - a fun-filled 'story as fresh as the girls in their minis' - before movie night, please follow the Sunshine Coast Library link here. Can't make the screening? Reserve the DVD here!
The screening of To Sir, with Love at Eumundi Drive-In is promising another fabulous Saturday night's entertainment by Starry Nights Outdoor Movies and Sunshine Coast Libraries, to celebrate our Queensland Seniors Week. Nyssa Ray, musician, songwriter and producer will also be providing some live entertainment to drive-in guests. Book your car spot, pack your picnic hamper or pre-order a delicious takeaway picnic, and head off to the Eumundi Showgrounds Drive-In, for a fun-filled night of cinematic goodness.