Wednesday, 16 May 2012

21 Australian cinemas will present ‘A Queen is Crowned’ as part of HM’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

A Queen is Crowned’ is the only colour film of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation ceremony, narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. Upon its original release, the film won a BAFTA, a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar at the 26th Annual Academy Awards.

This will be the first time this lavish documentary has been seen in cinemas since its initial release 60 years ago. Rights owners ITV Studios Global Entertainment have carefully restored the film in time for this historic occasion.

CinemaLive’s CEO, Peter Skillman, said of the release: ‘I’m delighted to begin our relationship with Park Circus by bringing this remarkable piece of history to the Australian public, for one very special day leading up to the excitement of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations."

Nicholas Varley, Park Circus’ Managing Director says: ‘We are pleased to have teamed up with CinemaLive on this project. Park Circus has been at the forefront in making classic films available to worldwide audiences in the digital format. We have always looked for new and innovative ways to get classic films back in theatres and what a wonderful way to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen”.

These are the cinemas, where "A Queen is Crowned" will be shown:

New South Wales

Odeon Cinema, Orange

Forum 6 Cinema, Tamworth

Forum 6 Cinema, Wagga Wagga

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne


Palace Cinema, Balwyn

Palace Dendy, Brighton

Wangaratta Cinema, Centre

Deakin Cinema Complex, Mildura


Cmax Cinema, Devonport

Western Australia

Grand Cinemas, Warwick

Grand Cinemas, Bunbury

South Australia

Wallis Cinemas, Mt Barker

Wallis Cinemas, Noarlunga

Wallis Cinemas, Picadilly

Wallis Cinemas, Mitcham

Semaphore Odeon Star, Cinema

Oatmill Cinema, Mt Gambier

Gawler Village Twin Cinema

The Age spoke to Jason Ronald, Victorian president of monarchist group the Royal Over-Seas League, who said the cinema release was a ''great idea'' that reflected increasing interest in the Diamond Jubilee.

''Going to the cinema was the only way to see it in Australia 59 years ago, so they're trying to recreate the atmosphere and I think it's marvellous.''

He is certainly right. See you at the movies!!


Npinkpanther said...

Queenslanders miss out!?! Grarrgh

radical royalist said...

I am afraid, it looks as if "A Queen is Crowned" will not be shown in Queensland.

You should ask CinemaLive’s CEO, Peter Skillman, why this is so: