Gold Coast Is Getting A Floating Cinema!

By Brooke Darling
3rd Feb 2017

Guys, autumn is just around the corner, and you know what that means?!

The cultural festival flood gates have officially opened with Gold Coast Film Festival, Bleach*, and Gold Coast Music Awards all dropping news of this year’s line up of events, gigs, screenings, workshops, live arts performances, and part-ays. You name it, there’s a helluva lot happening in March and April.

And while it’s all several weeks away yet, there’s one cheeky new event that totally caught our attention—yep, the Gold Coast is getting a freakin’ floating cinema. Eep!

Gold Coast Film Festival is returning this April 19-30 and has just leaked teasers of the roster, which sees them teaming up with Wyndham Cruises to take the flicks to the waterways in 2017.

Okay, we must be frank though, this floating cinema thingo is a one-night-only affair, and will give 150 lucky punters permission to be cheese ball and bust out their best Blue Steel pout. You heard correctly, Blue Steel™ as in the Zoolander variety. This floating movie night—AKA the Zoolander Model Boat Party—is going all out in honour of the 2001 cult film!

Organisers have hinted at a gaggle of in-character Zoolander models, a Blue Steel photo wall, signature orange mocha frappuccinos, an under-the-stars screening of the Zoolander film, plus tunes from the 90s and noughties that are certain to lead to some serious moves being busted on the makeshift d-floor. We predict it’ll be a night awash with LOLs.

If this sounds like your idea of a good time, you’ll wanna pen Thursday, April 20 in the diary and jump over to the festival website as tickets have just been released and will no doubts sell like potato cakes. Or is that hot cakes?

Seriously though, this is just the tip of the iceberg for the 15th edition of the Gold Coast Film Festival, with more than 70 film and film-related events peppered throughout the city come April. Visit the festival website for the first release of deets from red-carpet film premiers, to industry talks, luncheons, workshops, a trivia night, dozens of cool film screenings, and a festival prelude event on March 10, Flickerfest.

When: Zoolander Model Boat Party will be held the evening of Thursday, April 20
Tickets: $29 and on sale now via the website


Photo Credit: Zoolander

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