November 27 ~ IMITATION OF LIFE (1959)

This is a Cine-Retro general admission “Showcase” evening

Doors 6.30pm – Films from 7.00pm

2 entry types:

1. Single online tickets $21.50/$16.50 (includes $3 venue booking fee)  Online tickets available soon!

2. Membership (join at the door and save at all screenings) – bookings essential if wishing to join at the dooremail us at to reserve your table – full details of membership on our website –

Please note that due to Covid restrictions, and for the ease of accomodating our pre-booked tables we do not do walk-in door sales at this time. Please purchase online tickets which will secure your booking.
  • EXISTING MEMBERS – if you would like to attend – bookings are essential! Please email us at to ensure your table booking on the evening.

BYO picnic dinner and wine to enjoy at your table from doors open. Our sumptuous supper featuring home-made desserts and freshly brewed coffee/tea will be available at intermission


Directed by Douglas Sirk. 125mins.

Stars Lana Turner, John Gaven, Sandra Dee, Juanita Moore, Susan Kohner, Dan O’Herlihy, Robert Alda, Mahalia Jackson.

An aspiring actress and single mother takes in an African-American widow whose mixed race daughter, struggling with her race identity, tries desperately to be seen as white.

In Sirk’s final American film he pulls out all the stops in dealing with this very sensitive topic in still segregated 1950’s America. He transcends the oft dismissed genre of melodrama providing us with an intriguing piece of comment on contemporary America and much irony under an abundance of eye popping plush. Possibly one of the greatest melodrama’s ever produced by Hollywood. Have Kleenex at hand!   

One screening only! Not to be missed on the big screen! 

Presented in sparkling 2K DCP Digital with superb audio from our vintage cinema sound system.