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Celebrate the late actresses' birthdays at Metro Arts

This May, celebrate the birthdays of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe with a day of classic movie screenings!

On Saturday 27 May, Kristian Fletcher presents a day of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe movies to celebrate the late actresses' birthdays at Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane CBD.

Audrey Hepburn (born May 1929 - passing in January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age of cinema.

Famous for such movies as Roman Holiday, Breakfast At Tiffany's and My Fair Lady, Hepburn also scored Oscar nominations and critical acclaim for other movies which are often overlooked. These are the movies which will be screened as part of the afternoon event.

Fletcher launched the matinee movie event 'An Afternoon with Audrey Hepburn' at Metro Arts in 2009 and this marks its third instalment, each time changing the line-up of movies on offer.

On the bill is the France-set romantic comedy Love in the Afternoon, followed by the controversial Children's Hour. Audrey was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the thriller Wait Until Dark, directed by her then-husband Mel Ferrer.

Fletcher has presented classic movie screenings in Brisbane for over 16 years and is a huge Audrey Hepburn fan.

"Upon discovering Audrey Hepburn as a teenager, her movies helped spur my love of classic cinema," Fletcher said.

Marilyn Monroe was born in 1926 and would have been 92 on June 1st. Fletcher has programmed Monroe's Prince and the Showgirl - an iconic picture which turns sixty this year.

Co-starring Laurence Olivier, the film is infamous for drama behind-the-scenes. The making of the film was documented in 2011's My Week With Marilyn.

The Lumen Room is the newly-refurbished cinema on the ground level of Metro Arts. The intimate, 100-seat cinema is the perfect place to relive these classic movies.



An Afternoon with Audrey Hepburn

Spend Saturday afternoon with three of the late actress' movies from the 50s and 60s.

  • Love in the Afternoon (1957) (125 min) (PG) Screening 1pm

    A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. With Gary Cooper

  • The Children's Hour (1961) (105 min) (MA) Screening 3.15pm

    A troublemaking student at a girls' school spreads a rumour about two teachers. With Shirley Maclaine. Released the same year as Breakfast At Tiffany's.

  • Wait Until Dark (1967) (105 min) (M) Screening 5.15pm

    A blind woman is terrorised by a trio of thugs while they search for a doll stuffed with drugs they believe is in her apartment. With Alan Arkin.

    Tickets: Two movies $16 | Three movies $20 plus booking fee

    The Prince and the Showgirl 60th Anniversary

    Screening 11am & 7pm

    An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince of a foreign country attempts to seduce her. Starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier.

    Tickets $10 plus booking fee

    WeekendNotes subscribers have the chance to win:

  • 1 of 5 Double Passes to An Afternoon with Audrey Hepburn (valid all three movies)


  • 1 of 5 Double Passes to Prince and the Showgirl (11am session)

    To go into the draw, all you have to do is send an email titled 'Audrey & Marilyn' to and let us know in 25 words or less which screening you want to attend! Please make sure to include your full name and clearly state your preferred double pass.

    10 lucky winners will be drawn on May 20, 2017.

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    When: Saturday, 27 May 2017
    Where: 109 Edward Street, Brisbane City, Brisbane 4000
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