Newtown on Film

Newtown on Film

Take a ride on an elephant, ferris wheel, or the last tram to Newtown in this screening that showcases Newtown and its surrounds, drawn from the collections of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

Join us to take a step back in time to how Wellington used to be. Home movies, documentaries, television items and some of the earliest films made in New Zealand feature in this programme that take in the significance of Newtown Park as a place for official ceremonies, Springbok Tour protests at Athletic Park, and everyday occurrences such as rubbish collection in the 1930s. The silent parts of the programme will be accompanied by live music.

There will be two screenings of the films:

2pm & 6pm Tuesday 23 October at the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre Hall (Cnr Rintoul & Colombo Sts)

7pm Saturday 27 October at Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington)

Click here to book for the screening at Newtown Community and Cultural Centre Hall.

Click here to book for the screening at Nga Taonga Sound & Vision.

Cost: $5

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and Newtown Community and Cultural Centre (Corner Rintoul & Colombo Sts)

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is a charitable trust. We care for an ever-growing collection of films, radio, television, sound recordings, props and documents spanning 120 years of Aotearoa’s sound and moving image history.

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