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Movie premiere to help Allison House

Thursday, 15th May, 2014

Ralph Fiennes’ performance is notable in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Ralph Fiennes’ performance is notable in The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Locals are invited to dress up in their period finery and attend the premiere of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” on Saturday night.

They will not only get to see a critically acclaimed movie but will also help support local children’s hostel, Allison House.

“Given the situation with the current drought, we thought we might offer some assistance to rural people,” Quota Club of Broken Hill president Helen Sforcina said.

“We approached the West Darling Pastoralist’s Association and the president and vice-president suggested Allison House.”

Allison House was established in 1964 to provide accommodation for station property children who attend school in Broken Hill.

“It has been operating close to 50 years,” Mrs Sforcina said.

“There was a suggestion made that (isolated) families with young children are doing it a little bit harder because they need money for education and boarding.

“So please come along and help support the cause.”

The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.

“Going with the theme of the movie, we have asked people to come dressed in their finery and enjoy a good night,” Mrs Sforcina said.

The night kicks off at 7pm with nibbles and drinks to be served in the cinema’s foyer before the screening.

There will be another screening on Sunday afternoon from 1pm.

Tickets, which are $15 for Saturday and $13 for Sunday, are available from Quota Club members and The Silver City Cinema.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to Quota’s Charity work, contact Dot Williams on 0415 764 206.

For further information please contact Helen Sforcina on 08 8087 9600.

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