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SUMMER 2019 -TERM 1

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Mechanics' Institute Reserve - Facilities for hire

The Mechanics' Institute Reserve provides a range of rooms for hire through the Mechanic's Institute Reserve These include:                             

Hall with Stage

Theatre Style:

Cabaret/Restaurant style:

Cocktail Party style:

Incorporates sound system and microphones, piano. Projection equipment is also available on request

200 people

130 people

150 people

Restaurant style setting facing stageRestaurant style setting facing stage

 

Australia Day in HallAustralia Day in Hall

Supper Room

Theatre Style:

Restaurant Style:

Direct access available to commercial kitchen, includes presentation screen

80 people

50 people


Green Room

Board Style:

Cocktail Party Style:

20 people

35 people

Kitchen

 Spacious commercial style kitchen with servery suitable for receiving & presentation of meals

Craft Room

A small, general-purpose room for smaller groups and classes, particularly suitable for art and craft based activities such as drawing, sewing and patchwork

12 to 15 people

Meeting Room

A room for more smaller group meetings and classes. Includes screen for presentations.

12 - 15 People

General Information

Disabled Access

From Mechanics' Institute Reserve Carpark, (Steiglitz St)

Contact the Mechanics Institute Reserve for all enquires and further information by phoning the Community House on 5368 1934

2019 PROGRAM

For further information about the Society and joining see below

1 > 10th February

The Lobster - PosterThe Lobster - PosterThe Lobster  (2015)

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

An unconventional love story set in a dystopian future

2 > 10th March

Lady Bird PosterLady Bird PosterLady Bird (2017)

Directed by Greta Gerwig

Heartbreaking and utterly original coming of age journey

3 > 14th April

No Country for Old Men - PosterNo Country for Old Men - PosterNo Country for Old Men (2007)

Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

A crime/drama/thriller based on a 2005 story by Cormac McCarthy. Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

4 > 12th May - NEXT

The Party - PosterThe Party - PosterThe Party (1968)

Directed by Blake Edwards

A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

To me, “The Party” is the quintessential Sellers movie and one of the most daring films of Edwards. A masterpiece. (Henrik Sylow)

5 > 9th June

TBA 

6 > 14th July

TBA

7 > 8th September

TBA

8 > 8th September

TBA

9 > 13th October

TBA

10 > 10th November

 TBA

Information

Film Society Membership

$75 for 10 films

Full membership to the Ballan Film Society provides

  • entry to the annual program of 10 films
  • to be able to bring a different guest along each week
  • membership to the BDCH
  • discounts on BDCH programs & activities

Applications can be submitted to the office of the Ballan & District Community House or emailed to  ballanfilmsociety@bchvic.org.au. 

Please note that to finalize the application form will require

  • the applicant to be nominated by a current financial member of the BDCH or Ballan Film Society
  • approval of the board, and
  • some form of ID to be sighted by BDCH staff

Membership Application Form

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Download Word Version here

Film Voucher

$30 for 3 films

An alternate to full membership is to purchase a voucher which allows you to choose the films you wish to see. These are available at the door or from the Community House office

Payments

For EFT payment details please go to here  for more information 

For further details of the Society or for assistance in becoming a member please contact Ballan & District Community House or email ballanfilmsociety@bchvic.org.au

The Ballan Film Society is a member of the FEDERATION OF VICTORIAN FILM SOCIETIES inc.


Please note that membership to the Ballan Film Society is only available to persons 18 years and over