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Opening Night: Queen of Katwe

Thursday 12 January (PG)
Gates open 6:30pm
Film starts at sunset2017-01-12T20:00+10:002017-01-12T22:00+10:00

For Opening Night this season, join us for a very special screening of Disney’s heartwarming Queen of Katwe starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.

Queen of Katwe is the amazing true story of Phiona Mutesi (played by newcomer Madina Nalwanga), a Ugandan girl who spends her time supporting her family by selling corn on the rural streets of Katwe, until she discovers the game of chess. With some help from her mentor Robert Katende (Golden Globe nominee David Olyelowo, Selma), Phiona harnesses the determination she’s learned from her hardworking mother (Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave) to pursue this new passion and try to reach the international championships. Phiona’s extraordinary aptitude and potential gives her a chance at helping her family escape a life of poverty, but it will take the support of her community to get her there.

“Hits you like a shot in the heart. Nyong'o and Oyelowo are both extraordinary.” – Rolling Stone

“If there is anyone out there capable of remaining unmoved by this true-life triumph-of-the-underdog sports story, I don't think I want to meet that person.” – New York Times

  • Director: Mira Nair
  • Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo
  • Duration: 124 minutes
  • Rating: PG (Parental guidance recommended)

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Thursday 12 January
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Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas Patrick White Lawns, Canberra Canberra ACT


Adult: $20*

Concession: $16*

Star Lounge: $40*

*Booking fees apply. 



Adult: $25

Concession: $21

Star Lounge: $45

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