Centennial Park Outdoor Cinema Tribute | Commemorates ANZAC Centenary
The State’s largest cemetery will be transformed into an outdoor cinema venue to commemorate the Anzac Centenary in April 2015.
The Anzac Centenary marks 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. Centennial Park in Pasadena will host its first Outdoor Cinema Anzac Tribute on the evening of Tuesday21 April 2015.
South Australian families, friends and children are invited to attend the Tribute, which will be held in Centennial Park’s Derrick Gardens from 6pm. Members of the public can enjoy a free screening ofAustralian World War I film, The Lighthorsemen.
Set during WWI, The Lighthorsemen tells the story of the men of the Australian Light Horse unit who were involved in the 1917 Battle of Beersheeba. Australian flags adorning 3,500 memorial headstones, and a light display set on Centennial Park’s Cross of Remembrance, will be a moving backdrop for the Outdoor Cinema Anzac Tribute.
Prior to the screening, people will have the opportunity to take a twilight tour through Derrick Gardens – Centennial Park’s post-war commemorative area for service personnel. Travelling Red Cross war exhibition Good and Useful Workwill also be available for viewing in Centennial Park’s Jubilee Complex throughout the entire month of April (1-31 April). The exhibition traces the history of the South Australian division of the Red Cross through a range of stories, images and objects.
A sausage sizzle and refreshment fundraiser will behosted by service-related groups with all proceeds going toward their respective organisations. Families are also welcome to bring along picnic hampers. Centennial Park encourages visitors to bring their own picnic blankets.
Centennial Park is SA’s largest cemetery for returned servicemen and women since World War II.
“Anzac Day is one of our nation’s most important commemorative events,” said Centennial Park Chief Executive Office, Mr Bryan Elliott. “It’s a time for us to honour, remember and acknowledge the absolute bravery and sacrifice made by Australia’s servicemen and women – not only in World War I, but all conflicts in which Australians have taken an active part. “Centennial Park’s inaugural Outdoor Cinema Anzac Tribute is a way for all South Australian families, friends and children to join together and pay tribute to those men and women who so bravely served our country during times of war and conflict. “Centennial Park is delighted to host what will be an extremely moving and memorable Outdoor Cinema Tribute to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.”
What: Centennial Park Outdoor Cinema ANZAC Tribute
When: Tuesday 21 April 2015 | 6pm
Where: Cross of Remembrance, Derrick Gardens | Centennial Park | 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena
Who: Everyone (film rated PG)
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