The Gold Coast Film Festival rolled through town in April and the Southern Gold Coast was proud to host back to back nights of outdoor cinema, screening Surf Classics at Kirra Hill Community Centre.
Crowds flocked to the spectacular outdoor setting for the rare screening of 1966 cult classic, The Endless Summer, on Saturday 29 April, followed by family favourite Surf’s Up on Sunday 30 April.
The Saturday night event was also supported by Surf World Gold Coast, with great displays of vintage surf boards from the 1950s and 60s on display, along with an exhibition of local surf photography from the collection of Surf World Gold Coast’s Chairman, Mal Sutherland, also from the era. Sufficed to say these exhibits were thoroughly enjoyed by film-goers, and locals will have the opportunity to see more at Surf World’s Pop Up Display of Surfing through the 50s and 60s, to be held at Kirra Hill on Sunday 18 June.
It was a great weekend of free entertainment for the local community, and thanks must go to Gold Coast Film Festival, Division 14 Councillor Gail O’Neill, Surf World Gold Coast and our events team for delivering a successful first year of the Gold Coast Film Festival on the Southern Gold Coast.