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Singing along at the cinema

Friday, 18th September, 2009

The Hill will soon be alive with the sound of music when a film classic returns to the big screen for a special one-off appearance.

Rogers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" will be showing at the Silver City Cinema on Sunday week - 44 years after it was first released. But this time there's a difference. The lyrics for every song, from "Do-Re-Mi" to "My Favourite Things", will also appear on the screen, making it a sing-a-long version of the film favourite. The Broken Hill Philharmonic Choir is encouraging people to show up dressed as one of the characters from the 1965 musical which starred Julie Andrews. If the thought of dressing as a nun or the Baroness takes some persuading, there is always the incentive of prizes for the best costumes. Choir secretary June Bennett said the fundraiser would give both long-time fans and people who had never seen the film the chance to see one of the all-time classics on the big screen. "This is family entertainment at its best. Bring the children, grandchildren who never experienced this movie for the first time in the 60s," she said. The fun will start at 1pm with some pre-show nibbles and door prizes, before the show begins at 2pm. Tickets, which cost $10, are available from choir members, Thrifty Eyewear at Centro Westside and the Silver City Cinema.

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