I would like to thank everyone for their support of the two eight two eight Film Society over the past year.
We have seen some wonderful movies, and a few left of centre. But each night has been enjoyable none the less.
Thank you to Craig and Bevan for providing the majority of the meals over the past year, and thank you to also to our "Guest" cooks, Annette and Paul Fisher. We couldn't have done it without you.
Movie Memberships are due again for 2019. The cost remains the same at $20 Single and $40 Family Membership. Out of town Guests will be charged $10 per attendance (plus the cost of the meal of course).
I hope you can all join us, and perhaps take up membership if you haven't joined us before, for the next twelve months of dinners and movies.
Our first movie for the year will be "A Star is Born" 2018 edition starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. By all accounts it is a terrific movie, and who doesn't love a musical/love story/drama. Got it all!
Look forward to seeing you all there - Don't forget to book for dinner.
Colleen - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0499 184 092
Well, what a wonderful movie. Thank you to all who voted, you chose extremely well. And what a terrific turnout. We had over forty people in attendance.
It was entertaining, informative, witty and uplifting. It is one of those movies which can take you to so many places and have multiple emotional effects on you all at the same time.
Thank you to Craig and his team for jumping in and cooking for us. Sadly, Annette and Paul had a loss in the family and we offer our condolences.
We had garlic prawn or minted lamb skewers with chips and salad. Vanilla slice and fruit slice were on offer for dessert.
As you all did such a marvellous job choosing our movie, I will be sending out the latest new releases for you choose from for the September movie.
Thank you to everyone for making it a lovely evening.
two eight two eight's Annual General Meeting will be held Monday 10th September at 5pm at 2828 Café and Gallery.
All are welcome.
New Committee nominations welcome.
A lovely range of quilts is currently on exhibition at 2828Cafe. These are beautifully crafted handmade articles and are well worth a visit to 2828Cafe for a look. Why not have a coffee and scones or perhaps a long lunch whilst you are here.
There is also new craft stock available for purchase. There are barb wire sculptures, galahs and much more.
Don't forget you can also take a town tour whilst you are in Gulargambone and see all the amazing street art on display. You can pick up your town map detailing the sites at 2828Cafe.
Come one, come all, but be prepared to be scared.
Get your friends together and start your Friday 13th (that's the 13th July) with a truly scary experience at 2828Cafe.
Why not get dressed up for the occasion? Witches and goblins, vampires and monsters. All are welcome!
Ghoully broths and other concoctions will whet your appetites.
So come into our parlour and start your night with horror.
Firstly, I would like to welcome Craig Holmgreen as our new lessee of 2828cafe. Welcome to Gulargambone.
Craig has been kept very busy since he first took over from Dianne Harland in May. In fact, I think Craig would go as far as "flat out". He has a very extensive menu, include freshly baked bread, cakes, pastries and slices. So please get yourself down to 2828 Café and welcome him.
Congratulations on taking on this new venture and we wish you all the very best.
Onto our movie. We had a crowd of 37 for dinner and the movie, which was very encouraging for the start of our monthly movies.
Kingsman The Golden Circle was the second in the series but able to be watched as a stand alone. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but personally I enjoyed it. It was a bit of fun, more a spoof spy movie, along the lines of Marvel greatness. If you enjoy a tongue in cheek, spy and action movie, it is available from our DVD library at 2828. Just contact me to arrange a pick up time.
For dinner we were served Roast Lamb or Chicken with roasted vegetables, cauliflower and broccoli au gratin. Dessert was homemade cheesecake with mixed berries and homemade pavlova (extremely good). The meals were excellent.
Thank you to all those who attended and thank you again to Craig and his team.
Wow! What a night it was. It was one of our biggest crowds we have had and, dare I say it, one of the best movies we have shown.
A musical, you say. One of the best movies ever shown? The answer is very easily - YES.
Hugh Jackman, Zac Effron and the rest of the cast were absolutely magnificent. The music was some of the best and catchiest scores I have heard for a very long time. It was heart pumping, feet tapping goodness. Definitely a movie that the whole family can enjoy.
The children were engrossed, the adults, including the "big burly blokes", were also totally engrossed in the movie. You became absorbed into the life of P T Barnum.
Now let's not forget about the food. A choice of Steak Dianne or Roast Lamb, all served with baked vegetables, with Chocolate Bavarian or Sticky Date Pudding for dessert. Who could ask for more?
A big thank you goes to Dianne for not only providing us with a lovely meal on Saturday night, but for providing meals for all our movie nights over the past twelve months. The Film Society and two eight two eight can't thank you enough for all the effort you have made on our behalf.
I would also like to thank everyone for attending and making the night a truly lovely evening. I look forward to putting on many more over the next twelve months.
two eight two eight conducted its first "Friends and fun under the Stars" Cocktail Party which saw more than 110 guests attend a magical evening.
Once the "Ghostly Bullocks of Past" Sculpture was unveiled, guests filed back to two eight two eight to the attractive courtyard set up with tables and chairs.
Catering was provided by the two eight two eight committee members with a full bar, utilising the liquor licence for the first time.
Fabulous music was provided by Brad Haling through to midnight which guests danced to for much of the evening.
Owing to the success of the night it will be hard to find a reason not to do it all again next year.
Our last Dinner and Movie night was on Saturday 17th February and the chosen movie was Dunkirk.
We had twenty guests for dinner, who enjoyed either scotch fillet with mushroom sauce and vegetables, or Chicken Lasagna with salad. Two desserts were also on offer, pavlova and a carrot and nut slice. As usual, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, and many were asking for the Chicken Lasagna recipe. Apparently it is a Dianne specialty and she was not sharing her secrets. Delicious!
Now to the movie.
Dunkirk was not a 'Hollywood Blockbuster', it had no big stars grabbing the spotlight. It was an awe-inspiring personalised account of a horrific event in our history. It didn't focus on one individual, but represented the devastation and the heroic actions of the people, the soldiers, and the pilots. It wasn't about the powers that be, giving orders and planning strategies in the safety of their home base war rooms. It was about the masses, the 400000 soldiers trapped on the beaches. It was about their determination, their fear, their bravery, and their survival. It is a movie that everyone should watch, young and old.The transition between actual footage and modern film was flawless. The acting was excellent. A real eye-opener in more ways than one.