Free movies at Merlynston Progress Hall

Hollywood comes to Coburg every month at Merlynston Progress Hall. Bookings essential.

Every month, Council screens classic Hollywood movies in conjunction at Merlynston Progress Hall.

The Merlynston Progress Hall has been refurbished and transformed into a community space and is used for many community events, not the least of these is what it was originally design for, back in 1921, screening movies.

Merlynston Movies are open to senior citizens and are free for Moreland residents who hold an Aged or Disability Pension, or a Seniors Card.

Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited. Call 9350 8777 to reserve your seat.

Screenings in 2020

All sessions start at 10.30 am. Doors open at 9.45 am.

28 February, Suspicion.

1941 - Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine. 99 mins.

This psychological thriller was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A shy spinster runs off with a charming playboy, who turns out to be not what she expected.

27 March, I’ll See You in My Dreams.

1951 - Doris Day, Danny Thomas 110 mins.

Michael Curtiz directed this biographical musical of the success and decline of lyricist Gus Kahn whose songs have brought a lot of joy: "Pretty Baby", "Memories", "Ain't We Got Fun?" "Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goo' Bye!), "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", "Love Me or Leave Me", "San Francisco"

24 April, A Star is Born.

1937 - Janet Gaynor, Fredric March. 111 mins.

1937 Technicolor romantic drama  produced by David O. Selznick. Janet Gaynor is an aspiring Hollywood actress, and Fredric March as a fading movie star who helps launch her career. The film has been remade a number of times but this is the original.

29 May, Pillow Talk.

1959 Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, & Nick Adams. 102 mins.

This romantic comedy which became a big hit, involves an interior decorator (Doris) and a womanizing composer/ bachelor, (Rock) who share a party line.

26th June, Casablanca.

1942 – Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Berman & P.Henreid.

Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and S.Z. Sakall. 103 mins.This romantic drama is set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader.

Suitable for

Moreland residents who hold an Aged or Disability Pension, or a Seniors Card


Moreland City Council
Phone: 9240 1111 (bookings essential)

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