Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. The next round of film screenings at Boggo Road Gaol has been announced.
Throughout August and September, Kristian Fletcher is locking audiences in at the historic Boggo Road Gaol (Annerley Road, Dutton Park) for jail tours and movie screenings.
The movies selected for the program are all tied to prisons — either by their theme, or their actual setting.
Visitors will also have a chance to experience prison ambience firsthand, with a range of tours conducted by former Boggo Road Gaol prisoners and officers.
This season’s screenings include…
Jailhouse Rock (Friday 12 August)
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett (Elvis Presley) becomes a rock star. See Presley sing classics like Treat Me Nice, Baby I Don’t Care, and, of course, the title song.
Chicago (Friday 26 August)
Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones find themselves on death row together, and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Walk the Line (Friday 9 September)
The acclaimed chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
The Shawshank Redemption (Friday 30 September)
Back by popular demand, The Shawkshank Redemption — the tale of two imprisoned men bonding over a number of years in jail, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency — was the highlight of the first Boggo Road Gaol Movie Nights season.
Tours will commence each night at 6:30pm, with movie screenings at 7:30pm.
Most of last season’s screenings sold out, so you’ll want to lock in a date early for these ones.
To book, visit boggoroadgaol.com/movies.