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Cinema and Performing Arts at The Vic, Devonport

The Vic Cinema, Cafe & Theatre

YOUR PLACE – YOUR SPACE… A mixed use community cinema and performing arts space in the heart of Devonport,  bringing you the best of films, live performances, and film-making and performing arts programmes.

The word is spreading that The VIC is definitely open for business and showing some of the latest films, audiences have been very positive about what is on offer at The Vic. During the Devonport Arts Festival week The Vic screened 15 extra films about the Arts, complimenting the already rich selection on their normal programme.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY will be screened at one minute past midnight in the night from Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 12th December and there will be morning sessions with breakfast deals at local cafes before or after the movie.
Films lined up for your eyes in the future include ‘Dolphin Boy’, ‘The Intouchables’, ‘Robot and Frank’, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’, ‘Argo’, ‘Monsieur Lazhar’, ‘On the Road’, ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, ‘Love is All you Need’, ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Diana Vreeland, the Eye has to Travel’ and ‘The Life of Pi’ on 1st January.
“If audiences enjoying the films get one of their friends to come along next time, within a short time the cinema will be buzzing,” says film programme director Robin Kewell.
“Our performing arts programme is also starting to build,” says theatre director Philipp Jaser. “We have an exciting mix of performances lined up and our performing arts programme will commence in January with holiday programmes for kids and teens, followed by acting for adults and mobility classes for seniors.”


Dance Mobility® For Seniors
Dance Mobility® classes are a lively and enjoyable way to stay active using simple and easy to learn movement based on a wide range of dance styles and are a new alternative to other movement and exercise programmes used for fall prevention. Dance Mobility® classes can help to build balance, coordination and strengthen the body so you can enjoy a more active life. 

For older adults (65+) No dance experience required! Costs will be about $20 per class
times and dates to be confirmed. Tutor: Felicity Molloy.


Film Making for Kids and Film Making for Teens
Enrolments are open now for two five day film making holiday courses to be held between 14 and 27 January. Each course is one week long and participants will learn from experienced film makers and tutors Robin Kewell and Nichola Jones how to make their own film and present their work at The Vic.

8-12 years old: 14-18 Janurary, 10am to 4pm, tutor: Nichola Jones
13-17 year olds: 21-25 Janurary, 10am-4pm, tutor: Robin Kewell
Costs will be around $300 for a five day course.


Introduction to Acting for Screen and Theatre
Accomplished actor and acting tutor Mark Clare offers an exciting course for those who wish to experiment and discover more about acting for both screen and theatre through improvisation, voice and acting techniques using scripts and video. This course is designed for the mature student no matter what their experience. In a fun, relaxed environment participants will discover the fundamentals of being on stage and in front of the camera.
Costs are $350 for eight two-hour sessions, plus a performance on stage at The Victoria Theatre – times and dates to be confirmed.

THE VIC - Information, tickets, enrolments and venue hire bookings
www.thevic.co.nz - www.facebook.com/thevicdevonport
(09) 446 0100. 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport

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