Archive for the 'Cinema' Category

French films to screen in Ballina in May

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Ballina Fair Cinemas will host the French Film Festival 2013 next month. It is the fourth season of a feast of French film.   Five French films will be shown on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May. The Alliance Française Travelling French Film Festival is a nation-wide initiative giving Australian audiences the opportunity […]

Dolby Digital 3D First Time in Ballina

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Ballina will be enjoying a first, with the new movie, Avatar, being shown in 3D. Ballina Fair Cinema manager, Paul McGrath, hopes this will be the first of many 3D films to be shown at the cinema, saying “This is the ultimate in cinema going experience”. The movie is the first directed by James Cameron […]

Weekend surf report

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Conditions mid-week were good, but that’s not the case today for surfing conditions in the Ballina area. Yesterday’s clean 1m north-east swell has been flattened out by a northerly, and the wind is forecast to blow from the north-east today. The only ray of hope is that a weak southerly change is forecast for tomorrow. […]

Weekend surf report

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

The balmy weather of the past couple of days has come at a cost for surfers — the sea is flat. Northerlies have flattened the swell right out. The forecast for the weekend is for south to south-west winds, so hopefully that might bring a bit of swell. After the winter we’ve had, with some […]

David Gulpilil to speak at Southern Cross University

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Acclaimed Indigenous actor David Gulpilil will give a public talk on peace and healing during Orientation Week at Southern Cross University. Mr Gulpilil will be welcomed to kuntri by Bundjalung, Arakwal, Widjabal and Yaegal Elders at a gathering being hosted at Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples next week and give his public talk the […]

Happy Feet screening to raise funds for SCU Whale Research Centre

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

A special screening of the hit comedy adventure ‘Happy Feet’ will be held in Byron Bay on Thursday, January 18, to raise funds for Southern Cross University’s Whale Research Centre. The screening, at Byron Cinemas, will be attended by Howard and Rosy Whelan, of Whelan Productions, who co-ordinated much of the photographic work for the […]

SCU to host animation festival

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

They’re whimsical and childish, bizarre and disturbingly surreal. Some of the best short animations on the planet will be playing at Southern Cross University on October 19 and 20. Over two days the university is hosting the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF) featuring ground breaking films from 13 countries. Sessions include the cult 90s MTV […]

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