Jo Newton and Heather McLachlan prepare to meet the king.
Jo Newton and Heather McLachlan prepare to meet the king. John Gass

Night out with dear old Queenie

MOVIE buffs are invited to spend a royal evening with Colin Firth.

Friends of Tweed River Art Gallery are hosting a screening of The King's Speech tonight at the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah.

The theatre will add a touch of Hollywood glamour to the event.

The multi-award winning film stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

The King's Speech tells the story of Britain's King George VI who reluctantly assumes the throne.

Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, he engages the help of unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue to help him find his voice.

Friends of Tweed River Art Gallery committee member Jo Nugent said movie-goers are welcome to dress up in their favourite royal attire.

“You don't have to come dressed up, but it will be a lot of fun,” Ms Nugent said. “You can dress up in a royal or British theme; I am going as the queen.

“There will be prizes in different categories and pre drinks and snacks will be provided.”

Doors will open at 6.30pm and judging will commence at 7.15pm for the movie to start at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased on the night.



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