Hundreds of unsuspecting guests departed on a cinematic journey back to the 1920s, as World Movies took over the iconic Brisbane Tramway Museum for the city’s first World Movies Secret Cinema. In association with the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, the museum and its surrounds were transformed into a full blown 1920s experience, welcoming close to 1000 Brisbane molls and dolls for secret film screenings across the past four nights.
Guests received an SMS clue with a final meeting point on the day of the event, and upon arrival were escorted on to a fully-restored 1920s tram, taking a leisurely ride into the tram sheds of the historic Brisbane Tramway Museum.
Once there, they were greeted by a live Jazz band, burlesque performances, Charleston dancers and roaming actors that bewildered and mesmerised the crowd. Cinema goers were also treated to a delicious Asian-inspired snack, which was complimented by a glass of Australian wine.
Attendees had their chance to win $1,000 by donning their best glad rags and pulling some of their finest fancy poses inside a tram carriage as part of our Tram Photobooth competition. Check out some of the photos on the World Movies Facebook page. Stay tuned as we’ll be announcing the winner later this week!
Finally, guests were led to a screening area, where they were taken on a thrilling journey to 1920s China in the martial arts flick Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen starring Donnie Yen and Qi Shu.
World Movies Secret Cinema can pop up anywhere. Where will we take you next?