Locals going mad for Max
Saturday, 23rd May, 2015
By Michael Murphy
Locals were coming “out of the woodwork” to watch George Miller’s latest blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road at the Silver City Cinema.
About 500 people streamed through the doors of the local cinema during the movie’s opening weekend in Broken Hill, and a “steady stream” followed throughout the week.
“It’s been absolutely phenomenal,” cinema owner John Wren said yesterday. “The locals have really supported the cinema for our screenings of Mad Max.
“It has drawn people out, irrespective of the weather.”
Mr Wren said a few people who had been involved in Mad Max 2 - which was shot in and around Broken Hill - had come to the cinema to watch the fourth instalment.
“It’s definitely drawing people out of the woodwork ... men and women of all age groups,” he said.
“I have been incredibly impressed with the support we are getting.”
The critics too have been impressed with the post-apocalyptic action thriller, describing it as the “greatest action movie of all time”.
Talk has already begun about follow up movies with Tom Hardy in the lead role of Max.
If you haven’t caught the movie, it will screen again tonight in 3D at 7.30pm at the Silver City Cinema.
“I know people are happy we are keeping the movies going,” said Mr Wren.
“It’s my obligation to keep the dream alive ... to keep the business alive.”