Film Review: MIRROR MIRROR

Excited, it's movie time... my absolute favourite thing... or maybe on par with fine dining. And I'm travelling an hour and a half to get there - it's MIRROR MIRROR with Julia Roberts, I'm a big fan. The travel is alright, it allows me time to think, write, read and plot.

I'd rather see films in the cinema than on DVD. I like the event of it - the audience reactions, the choc tops and the chat afterward. I'm just thinking I'll share with you my 3 favourite cinemas in Australia.

THE SOMERVILLE...

In the University of West Australia is top of the list. It's an evening, outdoor experience with deck chairs, incased by massive trees, set with fairy lights. Passing wandering peacocks, you arrive to classical music and the scent of the stir-fry you can purchase with a glass of wine or you can take your own delectable picnic. I have fabulous memories here spent with family, dates and best friends. They play international festival films, it's only on in the evenings, during the height of a Perth summer and it's dreamy. The Somerville

THE ASTOR...

I discovered when I lived in Melbourne for 6 months. I passed it in the car and thought, how unfortunate our closest cinema is a dump (I saw a black painted brick wall). But finding myself alone one night I dragged myself out in the cold and took a look. Oh my god, was I wrong... I stepped inside to see a stunning two story art deco building, with chandeliers. And they were playing 2 movies for the one ticket. Double features of old films with an interval to go to the fabulous powder room and then stock up on sweeties, yeah, it was heaven. And the seats were spacious and comfy. I was ringing my friends (in the interval) and describing architectural features. The ASTOR is movie bliss... to prove my point on 2 April, you can see FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and PULP FICTION! You can't argue with that. The Astor

SUN PICTURES...

This cute old cinema in Broome, West Australia is in the 2004 Guinness World Records for the oldest open air cinema in operation. It was originally part of a double fronted tin structure owned by the Yamasaki family and used as an Asian Emporium, where traditional Noh theatre was performed. After Master Pearler Ted Hunter purchased the building and had an architect create a picture theatre, he launched SUN PICTURES on 9 December 1916.

I only went once, many moons ago... but it left it's mark. I particularly remember a plane flying low over top. It's all about the ambiance - the heat, the dust, the sounds... it's very romantic. Sun Pictures

I know I said 3 best cinemas, but then I remembered ...

AVOCA BEACH PICTURE THEATRE...

In Avoca, Central Coast, NSW - a 30 second walk from the beach and a cute little cafe. I took my mum here for her birthday and we had breaky at the cafe and a stroll on the beach before the film.

They play films you don't get to see in many cinemas as well as new releases and have a friendly atmosphere in the cutest old theatre, built in 1951. They put on other film related events to make it fun and you can buy deco lampshades in the foyer. Avoca Beach Theatre