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C.F.S. Open Night - The Adventures of Prince Achmed


Mon 28 May 2018, 7:30pm–8:45pm

Where: Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: helen288

This screening by the Canterbury Film Society is presented in co-operation with the Goethe Institut and open to the general public/non-members and is child-friendly. Entry with koha is welcome at the door. No reservations or ticketing required.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) is directed by Lottie Reiniger in 1926, has a running time of 66 mins, a PG certificate, and is silent/black & white film (tinted). This oldest existing animated feature film narrates the enchanting and exotic tales of The Arabian Nights through delicate hand-cut silhouette animation.

For newcomers, please note the Canterbury Film Society offers weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries and more. Full membership provides access to all screenings through our eight-month season in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, for just over $4 per film!

CFS provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with drinks and snacks for purchase, opportunities to socialise, guest introductions, and a carefully curated programme of films that is sure to captivate, inform and inspire film buffs as well as those searching for alternatives to mainstream cinema.

2018 is the Society's 60th Anniversary. It runs a 30-film season runs on Mondays from 26 February to 15 October (except public holidays and Mondays that coincide with the NZ International Film Festival) with screenings at 7:30pm. There is also a special final free screening of 'Tātarikihi: the Children of Parihaka' at 2pm on Sunday 4 November.

Doors open at 7pm and membership can be purchased via the website or on the night. Metered street parking is free after 6pm and underground car parking is also available.

New members are warmly welcome. Annual membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining and is $132 for a full new member; concession membership is $122 and tertiary/secondary student membership is only $70. Alternatively, buy a three-film $30 Flexi-Pass membership that has no expiry date to use on three separate occasions - or invite two friends to come to the film of your choice.

Join our mailing list via our website or contact membership secretary Marina Chester (03) 9604-629.

Brochures are available on request and also at the Christchurch Art Gallery.
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