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Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Australian classic Chopper (2000), a mesmerising crime-thriller that has garnered a major cult following in the years following its release. This iconic Australian film has been digitally remastered from the original to celebrate its enduring legacy. The screening also includes 13 minutes of bonus footage, consisting of interviews, rehearsals, behind the scenes content, and a few must-see surprises. 

Eric Bana stars as notorious real-life criminal Mark "Chopper" Read, the performance that lauched him to international stardom – once you see it , you'll know exactly why. Screening from Thursday 26 August for a strictly limited time. Tickets on sale soon.


Chopper is Mark ‘Chopper’ Read (Eric Bana), real-life convict and bestselling author of How to Shoot Friends and Influence People. His story is frightening, savagely funny and twisted. The son of a devoutly religious mother and one-time soldier with a fondness for sleeping alongside a loaded gun, Chopper dreams of making a name for himself as a legendary crime figure. He begins his journey as a wisecracking criminal failure inside a maximum-security prison, but he manages to twist his violent life into a story that fascinates and polarises both press and public.