The local heroes at New Farm Cinemas love a seasonal screening, and with July’s impending bluster rolling in they’re taking advantage of that southern hemispheric custom of Christmas in July with a very special screening of Love Actually.
Built on the multitude of talents of an ensemble cast, this modern classic is an intricate nexus of nine intertwining stories of love and anguish at Christmastime. Over the past 15 years since we were first introduced to Love Actually’s heartwarming serendipity, it has become a defining feature of our cultural landscape and December viewing schedule.
And with the cold, grey, glum of July as climatic backdrop, there’s nothing better to get us into the mid-year cheer than the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport feat. Hugh Grant as a the rakish, meme-worthy PM going full Risky Business at number 10.
Before the swelling rabble of naysayers and devil’s advocates point out that a screening of Love Actually is more about love than Christmas, you can just pipe down because every ticket comes with a little jug of mulled wine and a slice of pie to get you in the multi-sensory mood—HOW JOLLY.
Now here comes the rub, tickets to this cockle-warming fiesta are strictly limited so book ASAP to avoid being left out in the cold.
What: Love Actually for Christmas in July
Where: New Farm Cinemas
When: arrival at 6.30pm for 7pm feature, Friday 6 July
Tickets: $19, available here.
Image credit: Love Actually