COTA NT advocating for and working towards an age-friendly, just, inclusive and equitable society for all Territorians over 50
The team at Event Cinemas has supported COTA NT since 2015 through attendance at Seniors EXPO, provision of special movie previews and morning teas for Seniors Month and movie pass giveaway opportunities for COTA NT members.
Event Cinemas offers all seniors the opportunity to join its Cinebuzz for Seniors Rewards Club, which offers members exclusive movie screenings, earn points towards FREE movies and other great benefits including special Seniors screenings of selected releases with complimentary morning tea before the film (find out more about Cinebuzz for Seniors Rewards Club).
We are delighted to share news of movies including in the Cinebuzz for Seniors screenings in the Northern Territory and details of giveaways for COTA NT members.
Just Mercy – in cinemas January 23
> 5 free double-movie passes for COTA NT members (see details)
Synopsis: “Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
Synopsis: Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, “Richard Jewell” is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. “There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing—his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI, GBI and APD to clear his client’s name, while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him.
Synopsis: In her debut cinematic adventure, join detective-extraordinaire, the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher, as she embarks on a globe-trotting romp of mystery and mayhem across the exotic 1920s deserts of the Negev, glamorous manor-house ballrooms, and the darkened back alleys of London. After freeing a young Bedouin girl, Shirin Abbas, from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Miss Fisher begins to unravel a wartime mystery concerning a priceless jewel, an ancient curse and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.
Below are some of the movies Event Cinemas have brought to us over the years. Event Cinemas has not only shared movie pass giveaways for members, but invited staff and volunteers to premieres too.
We all love a good movie and if you missed these when they were first released, we’d recommend giving all of them a watch!