69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Join us in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Casablanca on Byron’s biggest cinema screen, with a specially crafted gin cocktail menu at the Byron Theatre Events Bar and Live Music in the Courtyard (before and after the film).
We encourage all attendees to dress in their favourite winter black and white attire, as if you stepped out of the silver screen yourself.
Special prize for best dressed!
5.30pm – Doors, Bar & Live Music in the Courtyard
7.00pm – Casablanca
Considered one of the most famous Hollywood classic films of all time, and for good reason. Certainly the most quoted and the most frequently cited as an all-time favourite, Casablanca won Best Picture, Director, and Writer awards at the 1943 Academy Award ceremony.
Set in French-controlled Casablanca, Morocco, in the early part of World War II, Casablanca follows hardboiled American nightclub owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart), who agrees to hide some stolen (and highly coveted) transit letters, which are used by refugees to leave the country and escape from the Nazis. Police Captain Renault (Claude Rains) and Nazi Major Strasser (Conrad Veidt) are tipped off that Rick might have the letters, and they put pressure on him to return them. Strasser is also hunting escaped Czech resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), who arrives at Rick’s with Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman). Rick and Ilsa have a history, and Rick is still deeply angry at the woman who disappeared from his life years before.
What ensues is a story of love, betrayal, sacrifice, narrow escapes, and the most memorable airport tarmac scene in film history.
★★★★★ “Probably the most famous Hollywood classic of all time, and for good reason” Common Sense Media
★★★★★ “Casablanca accomplishes that which only a truly great film can: enveloping the viewer in the story, forging an unbreakable link with the characters, and only letting go with the end credits.” ReelViews
★★★★★ “I challenge and dare you to find a better movie in Hollywood history… Casablanca is the closest I will find to a perfect movie.” EveryMovieHasALesson.com
★★★★ “It is no mystery that Casablanca is one of the most popular films ever made.” Roger Ebert
You can now redeem your Discover NSW & Parents NSW Vouchers online:
Complete your ticket selection, then at the Checkout Payment, click on Want to redeem a Dine & Discover Voucher? and enter your NSW Voucher code.
Discover NSW valid until 30 June 2022 | Parents NSW valid until 9 October 2022
To book wheelchair accessible seating, contact the Theatre Box Office:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10.30am – 1.30pm. Tel.(02) 6685 6807
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