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Sunday 29 September - 2pm Wednesday 9 October - 1pm

Planes From above the world of ‘Cars’ comes Disney’s ‘Planes’, an actionpacked animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty, a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. Duration: 114 mins Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Baler Primary School Fundraiser Wednesday 2 October - 1pm

Despicable Me 2 Get ready for more minion madness in ‘Despicable Me 2’. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru, the girls, Dr Nefario and the unpredictably hilarious a host of new and outrageously funny characters. Duration: 98 mins Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Tickets are $21/adult, $17/concession and $16/under 12 years old A regular screening of ‘Despicable Me 2’ will also be available on Tuesday 8 October at 1pm and tickets for this session are $18/adult, $15/concession and $12/under 12 years.

Friday 11 October - 1pm

Turbo Turbo has big dreams. Every night he watches race car footage, and he wants more than anything to be that fast. However, he is just a snail and therefore very slow. That changes one night when he accidentally ends up in the engine of a car during a street race and get intoxicated with nitrous oxide, which fuses to his cells, and makes him as fast as any race car. A man and his brother who own a taco stand see Turbo’s newfound talents and decide to enter Turbo in the Indie 500 to win publicity for their stand. Duration: 96 mins Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Saturday 19 October - 1pm

The Smurfs 2 The Smurfs venture off into the human world once again, this time to save one of their own. Smurfette has been kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Gargamel because she is the only one who knows how to turn his evil minions into real Smurfs. With the help of their friends Patrick and Grace Windslow, the Smurfs travel to Paris to save her. Duration: 105 mins Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Friday 18 October - 7.30pm

White House Down While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. Duration: 137 mins Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Cassia Primary School Fundraiser Saturday 26 October - 5pm

One Direction: This Is Us A captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Duration: 92 mins Genre: Music, Documentary

Visit for more information on ticket prices for the fundraiser night A regular screening of ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ will also be available on Friday 1 November at 7.30pm and tickets for this session are $18/adult, $15/concession and $12/under 12 years.

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29 Oct 7pm


Red 2

In ‘Red 2’, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process. Duration: 116mins Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime Cast: Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

Who would have thought the outback was wheelchair accessible? Strap yourself in as four Aussie blokes swap wheelchairs for quad bikes and embark on the ride of their lives. This documentary charts their 5,000km adventure across the outback, as they visit the crash sites where their lives changed forever. Three men are paraplegics and one a quadriplegic, making this no ordinary road movie. Their encounters with mud, deserts, floods and exhaustion test their resilience and endurance to breaking point. Fuelled by bold humour and disarming honesty, The Ride is a wild traverse across the terrain of the human spirit, as four men make peace with the tragedy of their past. Date: Thursday 24 October, 7pm Duration: 63 minutes Tickets: Free entry, but small donation requested


Anton had his crash when he was 17 years old. He let his unlicensed 15-year-old girlfriend drive - he thought he might get lucky. He didn’t. She flipped the car on a dirt road and both life, and his aspirations of becoming a pro golfer were lost.

Craig was a motocross champion when he was injured at 16 during a major competition in WA. As he lay in his hospital bed staring at the ceiling, he couldn’t even lift up his hand if it spasmed onto his face.



Jim’s was 25 when he crashed. It was near Birdsville during a motorcycle race from Sydney to Darwin. He was attempting to overtake a car to make up time. Because Jim was knocked unconscious in the accident, he doesn’t actually know where his crash site is.

Terry became a paraplegic at the tender age of 15, riding his motocross bike on the outskirts of Collie, a small town in country Western Australia. The front wheel of the bike sank into a hole and he went over the handlebars, landing awkwardly on a log.


Enter the world created by debuting company Little y Theatre Company, a playful hyper-reality which will stimulate your senses in magical ways. Inspired by a Nasruddin Hodja story, Scent Tales is a delicious-smelling story of coming to one’s senses. Sibling rivalry is at the heart of this delightful, bitter sweet story about a jealous baker and her more fortunate sister. An eccentric, dry-witted narrator weaves a tale about baker Bea’s deep seated jealousy of the nomadic Sanji, which results in an incredible accusation. Will the recipe for Love Bread bring Bea to her senses? Be enchanted by the puppetry and poetry, delighted by the baked goods, and seduced by the Love Bread.

Date: Tuesday 22 October, 7pm Duration: 60 minutes, no interval Audience: Suitable for all ages Tickets: $34-Adults $32-Concessions $28-Matt’s Mates $24-Under 18yrs Turn the page to find out more about the great community activities we’ve got on offer for you...

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Scent Tales

community activities Prior to the theatre show, the Matt Dann Cultural Centre is offering a range of exciting community activities to tickle your taste buds including:

A Cupcake Competition Baked, crafted, painted or sculpted... it's up to you! Winning cupcakes will become part of the show.

Giant Cupcake Facebook Photo Competition Spot the giant inflatable cupcake in town, post and tag your picture on the Matt Dann Cultural Centre Facebook page and win free entry to the show!

Puppetry and drama workshop Join us at the JD Hardie Youth Zone on Tuesday 22 October from 3pm to 5pm for a free drama and puppetry workshop with Little y Theatre. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (08) 9158 9663 or email

High Tea at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre Everyone is invited to share in a High Tea from 6pm on Tuesday 22 October where winners of the cupcake competition will be announced.

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A free baking class Share your recipes and learn how to cook yummy cakes at the Well Women’s Centre this month. Stay tuned for more details!

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‘Bake and Make’

Cupcake Competition Who doesn’t like making, baking or eating cupcakes? To stimulate your curiosity about the theatre show ‘Scent Tales’, the Matt Dann Cultural Centre is throwing a multi-generational, multi-cultural ‘bake and make’ cupcake competition. The theme is ‘Eat - Play - Love’ and each participant can enter one of these three categories:




The most delicious cupcake

The most creative cupcake

The most romantic story that goes with the cupcake

The cupcake entry can be made of any material, and can be of any size - provided it fits inside the theatre. Materials can range from craft items like wool/crochet/ cardboard materials, to anything from nature, to metalwork, to paint, to real baking materials and so on..... Allow your imagination to play! The Cupcake entries will be judged by the three actors from the show, in the Matt Dann Cultural Centre foyer on the day of the performance - Tuesday 22 October, at 6pm (show starts 7pm). Everyone is invited to share in a High Tea with us from 6pm. The winning cupcakes will be placed on stage for the performance, becoming stars of the show! The three winners will be rewarded with a double pass each for any show in the Matt Dann Cultural Centre 2013-14 Season and will receive a special invitation for the 2013-14 Season Launch. One cupcake entry only per person for the competition and each entrant will receive discounted tickets to ‘Scent Tales’. Entry form available online at

Matt’s Mates is a ‘Friends of the Theatre’ group dedicated to supporting the Matt Dann Cultural Centre and the performing arts in Hedland. The club, which is supervised by Matt Dann Operations Coordinator, aims to increase theatre and show patronage and make the theatre experience more enjoyable for all concerned.

Benefits of Matt’s Mates Your personal Matt’s Mates card (required for booking)

A free movie ticket per member upon receipt of confirmation of your membership (up to 4 for family memberships) Free movie tickets every time you refer a friend

(There is no limit to the amount of people you can refer. Complimentary tickets will be sent once we receive your friends’ membership confirmation)

Regular newsletters detailing up & coming events and Theatre’s activities Advance notice and priority booking for most shows Discounted tickets for most performances Discounted tickets to regular movies (Except fundraising nights)

Special invitation to Matt’s Mates social events throughout the year. Free entry, tea, coffee and cake for every Movie Cafe session held every 3 months. A free bag of popcorn (small) for every 5 movies you attend Discounts at other Circuit West venues (subject to individual venue conditions) (Camel Lane Theatre, Queens Park Theatre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Goldfields Arts Centre, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Albany Town Hall, Margaret River Arts Centre, Merredin Theatre)

Volunteer You can also choose to volunteer your time and your energy to perform Front of House and technical duties. Areas available for volunteering are: Ushering Kiosk support (serving refreshments in the bar, completing inventories, etc.)

Front of House (door attending, venue setting, etc.)

Marketing (assisting with mails out and feedback forms)

Technical support (stage setting, production assistance, etc.)

This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people with similar interests and to contribute in an informal way to the operation of the Theatre. In a unique and friendly atmosphere, you will help to make our venue special by delivering a first class product to the community and becoming an advocate of the Theatre. Once you are registered as an active member, you can apply to volunteer at any time and there is no minimum commitment. So, if you are interested in being part of a vibrant team, learning some new skills and helping the Theatre, we would love to see you there! Extra Benefits If you choose to volunteer, you will enjoy extra advantages such as: Free tickets to events you volunteer for Casual interactions with cast and crews of touring shows.

Membership fees Matt’s Mates membership is affordable and is done on a calendar year. Full Year Membership: Student: $11.00 Single: $21.00 Couple: $42.00 Family: $52.40

Ticketing Ticket refund and exchange policy Tickets cannot be refunded after purchase except if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated as outlined in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice (see for conditions). Please review your event and date selection carefully prior to purchasing your tickets. Tickets exchange free-of-charge is only available for Season Tickets subscribers for live shows only up to 48 hours prior to the performance. Ticket exchanges for non-subscribers may or may not be permitted depending on the promoters exchange policy.

Lost or stolen tickets We are able to replace lost or stolen tickets to assigned seat events provided you gave us your name and address at the time of purchase. Lost or stolen tickets to assigned seat events are reissued by the Box Office on the day of the event and you must present photo identification to collect the reprinted ticket. Unfortunately, we are unable to replace tickets to general admission events and advise that you keep them in a safe place until they are required to avoid disappointment.

Latecomers Doors and kiosk open one hour prior to the events The Matt Dann Cultural Centre makes every effort to begin live performances at the published start time. Please note carefully the start time of the shows as allocated seats will not be guaranteed after the start of the performance. Latecomers will be asked to wait in the foyer and will only be accepted into the theatre at a suitable break in the program. The late seating break is determined by the artists and is designed to cause as little disruption as possible to other patrons and the artists on the stage. For the movies, latecomers will not be admitted into the cinema after the start of the films and no refunds will be made. We recommend that patrons arrive at the Centre at least 20 minutes prior to the performance start time to avoid delaying the performance and inconveniencing other patrons. Photographs, audio and video recordings are prohibited.

Bookings Please note that all advertised prices throughout the brochure includes $4.00 booking fees. By booking your tickets online you can save $1.50 per ticket. Booking fees do not apply for movies.


Visit Please note that online bookings stop one hour prior to the event. Payment method: credit card payment only (Mastercard or Visa accepted) - secure payment.

by phone

(08) 9158 9368 Monday-Friday, from 8am to 5pm Payment method: credit card payment only (Mastercard orVisa accepted) Tickets will not be sent by mail. They can be collected from the box office or sent by email.


You can collect your tickets in person by making pre-arrangement by phone on 9158 9368 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. Payment method: eftpos, cash, cheque and credit card accepted.

Cancellations In the event that a movie screening or a live show is cancelled, the Matt Dann Cultural Centre will aim to reschedule the event to the first appropriate available time. If a patron has already purchased tickets to the cancelled event, then their tickets will be valid for the rescheduled event. If a patron cannot attend the rescheduled event, or if the Matt Dann Cultural Centre cannot offer a rescheduled event, then patrons will be reimbursed for their purchase or provided with complimentary tickets to cover the costs of the tickets.

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Children (3-12yrs)...................................................................... $12.00 Matt’s Mates and Concession........................................... $15.00 Adults................................................................................................... $18.00







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October 2013 movie program  

The Matt Dann Cultural Centre is the hub of Hedland's performing art scene with every month vibrant stage shows and movies to suit all ages.