Update - Friday July 3 2020
Important - Delay to Reopening
Due to complications arising as a result of recent repairs and renovations, we will be unable to open on Friday July 3 as planned.
We've made every effort to resolve these in time to open this morning, but with just over five hours remaining until our first sessions are due to commence, it will not be possible to do so.
We are working towards operating our scheduled programme on Saturday, and will provide updates as the day progresses.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to seeing you as soon as possible.
Update - Friday June 20 2020
The Trak CineCentre is Reopening!
We’re very excited to announce that we will be back on Friday July 3!
Aside from what is required of us by governing bodies to open and to operate, we anticipate a return to normal operation. We’ll provide specifics of what this entails and how it may affect your visit closer to opening.
As far as our programme is concerned, we are planning a blend of films from earlier in the year as well as some new releases. We’re hoping to have a full programme available within the week.
Update - Friday June 12 2020
Why Hasn't the Trak Reopened Yet?
Undoubtedly, you’d all be aware that South Australian cinemas were granted permission to reopen their doors on the first of this month. That being said, the more astute amongst you would’ve noticed that only a couple have taken up this opportunity, while the majority, including the Trak, remain closed.
Why is this, you might be asking? For us, there’s a few reasons.
When cinemas were required to close, film distributors suspended impending release dates. While South Australian cinemas are permitted to operate, uncertainty around restrictions in the remainder of the country, and around the world remains. As such, the availability of new films remains uncertain. As June continues, more release dates are being set, which gives us a clearer idea of what is available to us when determining the most opportune time to reopen.
Additionally, when we were required to close, we chose to use that time to conduct a number of repairs and renovations that would have required interruptions to operations to undertake. Work commenced the day following the closure, and as the viability of a June 1 reopening was still in question, we opted to complete as much of these as possible in order to improve your experience during your patronage, and to reduce the need for future interruptions, rather than open with limited films to present. We aim to complete these works within the next fortnight.
In terms of reopening, at this stage, we are working towards a date late this month, or very early next month. As soon as particulars surrounding this are confirmed, we’ll be sure to let you all know.
We would hope it goes without saying that, although we’ve done our best to make the most of an unprecedented and extremely challenging time, it is still exactly that - unprecedented and extremely challenging. The effects of this are going to be felt across this industry for years to come. For us in particular, we were just beginning to find our feet after pulling the Trak out of its previous closure, and this has set us back substantially. If you value the future of the Trak as much as we do, please show your support as much as you are able in these coming months. As we said at the onset of all this - we don’t give a damn about turning a profit, we just want to make enough to pay our way and to continue to bring you new and interesting films and experiences for as long as possible.
While we will attempt to keep your experience as normal as possible, there are a number of rules and restrictions that we are required to follow and undertake. We trust that you’ll be understanding and accommodating in regards to these.
Thank you to those of you who’ve been in touch, either to make enquiries, or just to check in on us and say hello. We’re very glad we’ve not been forgotten about, and that there’s people keen to get out and experience movies as they were intended to be experienced. We look forward to seeing you all very soon!
This week's programme commences on Friday July 3 and runs until Wednesday July 8. The Trak CineCentre will be open on Monday July 6.
Fri 3/7 - 4:50pm, 9:00pm
Sat 4/7 - 12:40pm, 9:00pm
Sun 5/7 - 7:15pm
Mon 6/7 - 10:30am, 7:00pm
Tues 7/7 - 5:00pm
Wed 8/7 - 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Colin Burstead plans to ring in the new year with his extended family at a lavish country mansion. Burstead family gatherings are usually explosive affairs, but Colin is determined that this one will go smoothly. Unfortunhately, his plan is stymied by the reappearance of his brother David, the family's black sheep. As tensions rise and the clock ticks towards midnight, the one thing the Bursteads can count on is plenty of fireworks.
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Neil Maskell, Charles Dance, Bill Paterson
Classified: MA15+ - Strong Coarse Language
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Fri 3/7 - 2:40pm, 6:50pm
Sat 4/7 - 10:30am, 6:45pm
Sun 5/7 - 1:00pm, 3:15pm
Mon 6/7 - 4:45pm, 9:00pm
Tues 7/7 - 10:30am, 3:15pm, 6:30pm
Wed 8/7 - 2:45pm, 9:00pm
A war photographer has just returned home to prepare for his latest exhibition when a South Sudanese refugee appears at his door with a request - that he not exhibit any photographs of the massacre in his village, taken 15 years earlier. What emerges is an unlikely friendship between the two men. While sifting through the photographer’s archive, they make a startling discovery – the refugee’s daughter, thought dead, may still be alive. As more revelations arise, both men begin to question their past and in their search, they discover salvation.
Director: Ben Lawrence
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Andrew Luri, Hayley McElhinney, Bolude Watson
Classified: M - Mature Themes, Sex Scene, Coarse Language
Running Time: 110 Minutes
Fri 3/7 - 10:30am
Sat 4/7 - 2:45pm
Sun 5/7 - 5:30pm
Mon 6/7 - 12:30pm
Tues 7/7 - 8:45pm
Wed 8/7 - 10:30am
Turkish Language, English Subtitles
Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours' walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, it doesn’t take long however, before a conflict evolves that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability.
Director: Ljubo Stefano and Tamara Koteyska
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, Rebecca Ferguson, Zahn McLarnon
Classified: M - Coarse Language
Running Time: 85 Minutes
Fri 3/7 - 10:30am, 2:50pm, 9:00pm
Sat 4/7 - 12:40pm, 4:50pm, 7:00pm
Sun 5/7 - 12:40pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm
Mon 6/7 - 12:40pm, 2:50pm, 7:00pm
Tues 7/7 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 7:00pm
Wed 8/7 - 10:30am, 2:50pm, 9:00pm
The Booksellers dives into the fascinating world of rare book dealers and collectors. Dreamers, intellectuals, eccentrics, these antiquarians play an essential role in preserving the history and future of the printed word. A loving celebration of book culture, the documentary offers a rare glimpse of many unique objects and the obsessive hunt for the next great find; from Da Vinci’s The Codex Leicester (the most expensive book ever sold) to essential early hip-hop documents. The Booksellers is a special treat for anyone in love with the written word.
Director: D.W. Young
Starring: Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese
Classified: PG - Mild Coarse Language
Running Time: 99 Minutes
Fri 3/7 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 9:00pm
Sat 4/7 - 1:00pm, 4:40pm, 6:20pm
Sun 5/7 - 10:30am, 3:10pm
Mon 6/7 - 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:20pm
Tues 7/7 - 12:50pm, 3:00pm, 9:00pm
Wed 8/7 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 9:00pm
The Current War is the epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Tom Holland
Classified: M - Mature Themes
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Fri 3/7 - 12:20pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
Sat 4/7 - 10:30am, 3:15pm, 8:30pm
Sun 5/7 - 10:30am, 12:40pm, 7:15pm
Mon 6/7 - 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 8:30pm
Tues 7/7 - 10:30am, 12:45pm, 8:30pm
Wed 8/7 - 12:20pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens' semi-autobiographical masterpiece. The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840's, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David's journey is by turns hilarious and tragic but always full of life, colour and humanity.
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton
Classified: PG - Mild Themes and Violence
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Fri 3/7 - 12:40pm, 4:50pm, 7:00pm
Sat 4/7 - 10:30am, 2:45pm, 9:00pm
Sun 5/7 - 10:30am, 2:40pm, 4:50pm
Mon 6/7 - 10:30am, 4:50pm, 9:00pm
Tues 7/7 - 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm
Wed 8/7 - 12:40pm, 4:50pm, 7:00pm
In their fourth and final gastronomic expedition, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon set out from the ruins of Troy in modern-day Turkey as they head to Greece to retrace the steps of legendary king Odysseus, the hero of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, on his journey home to Ithaca at the end of the Trojan War. Steve and Rob's semi-fictional alter-egos hit the road in search of culture, history, breath-taking vistas and, of course, some of the finest food in Europe.
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Classified: M - Coarse Language
Running Time: 104 Minutes