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The return of the very popular Flickerfest to Dungog on the weekend of 24-25 February 2017 is the first of a series of movie visitor packages organised around the James Theatre this year.
The James Theatre is the oldest, still operating picture theatre in Australia. It plays a central role in the social life of Dungog and surrounding areas. It is also very near the train station, with regular services to and from Sydney, Newcastle and the North Coast.
“This year we are making sure that the timing of our special film events makes it easy for visitors to come by train, spend the weekend, and enjoy both the theatre and all that Dungog has to offer”, said Howard Glenn from Friends of the James Theatre.
“This year Flickerfest starts on Friday 24 February at 7.30pm, with the Best of Australian Shorts. It’s timed to start after both the last trains from Sydney and Newcastle have arrived, and we’ll keep Saturday morning free for visitors to have a good look around.
“Flickerfest continues at 1.30pm on Saturday 25 February, with the Best of International Shorts 1, then at 4pm the Short Laugh comedy session, our BBQ dinner at 6pm, and the final session of Best International Shorts 2 at 7.30pm.
“Sunday is also a great opportunity for visitors to enjoy country life, or go further afield in walks around the river or the Dungog Common.
Throughout the year, the popular Down Memory Lane season of classic films will provide other opportunities for film weekends in Dungog, with the following five Sundays scheduled at 2pm:
5 March – There’s No Business Like Show Business
7 May – To Catch a Thief
25 June – Zulu
3 September – The Thrill of it All
5 November – It’s a Wonderful Life
Still to be scheduled is a weekend of the best foreign feature films, which will run in the middle of the year. And all this is in addition to the regular program of first release films, school holiday films, and arthouse films that run through the year. Full details of screenings at the James Theatre is at, and online ticket sales for Flickerfest sessions are now available at

Advice on staying in Dungog can be found at the Dungog Visitor Information Centre or Airbnb.
For further information contact Franziska Dooley on 0423 120 769 or