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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 15

That's just what this country needs: a cock in a frock on a rock.

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Thursday 30th August

Doors: 7:00 pm

Screening: 8:15 pm


Pricilla Queen of the Desert is hosted by our friends at Tourism NT. This iconic film was mainly shot in the Northern Territory, Australia’s original Outback. The Northern Territory’s capital and gateway city, Darwin can be easily reached in just 19 hours with Singapore Airlines from London. 

Time Out's acclaimed " Doyen of Caberet" Paulus will be performing several songs before the screening to get everyone into the mood, so come early to get your amazing live drag fix. 

Hugo Weaving really has tried his hand at everything. He’s been one of the elves in The Lord of the Rings, He’s been the meanest – and most cloned – of all the agents in The Matrix, he’s even played the voice of a sheepdog in Babe. But perhaps most memorable of all, he played the divine drag queen Mitzi Del Bra in this flamboyant and utterly fabulous 1994 cult classic.

This delightful deluge of tack-a-rama tells the story of two drag queens and a transsexual on a journey in their gorgeous lavender bus from Sydney to Alice Springs to perform their show at a holiday resort. The characters are brazen, filthy and mischievous to say the very least and the journey is riotous and outrageous with more comical cattiness than you can shake a stick at.

However, as Bernadette says, “Being a man one day and a woman the next isn’t an easy thing to do” and there is also a very poignant side to this road trip; it is fundamentally a story of acceptance and is often revered as a pivotal film in terms of bringing LGBT issues into mainstream consciousness.

Joined by Guy Pearce (Memento, LA Confidential) at his bitchiest and veteran British actor Terence Stamp, these three femmes sashayed and vogued into our hearts in possibly the campest road trip ever and in doing so, put Australian cinema well and truly on the world map. So come on ladies, start your engines!

From Darwin explore all that the Northern Territory has to offer including Australia’s largest National Park and wildlife mecca Kakadu, the rock pools and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park or head to the Red Centre and visit Alice Springs, home to the Royal Flying Doctors and School of the Air, adventure capital for mountain biking and the famous Larapinta Trail, a spectacular hike through the West MacDonnell Ranges. The Northern Territory is also home to the Nationally treasured Uluru, the heart of Australia.

This screening will be in our very own beautiful Queens Park - the local park to the Nomad and the Lexi, our Cine Sister. There are no headphones at this event.

Food and drink is available from the BBQ at the new Queens Park Cafe. We will also be joined by our friends from Melitta Coffee who will be providing free coffee.

The Nomad Cinema is thrilled to partner with curated online cinema MUBI to present this summer's programme of amazing outdoor screenings. It's the perfect fit: two adventurous, independent companies dedicated to bringing great cinema to a wide audience. And to make it even more exciting, every ticket to a Nomad screening will include 30 free days of MUBI!



Fancy dress encouraged!

Full disabled access available

Hot and cold drinks available [including alcohol]

Hot and cold food available

Off-street parking available [limited]

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