Events at Everybody's Theatre

The Bentley Effect
Director Brendan Shoebridge will be at the screening

Q & A after the movie.

When the coal seam gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of Australia, alarm bells rang out. A critical mass of people from all walks of life – farmers, landowners, mums, dads, activists, scientists – organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. Despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through. A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest. What happened next set an historic precedent.

​Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.

Gasland showed us the problem – The Bentley Effect points us to the solution and poses the question “what is truly valuable?’.

Tuesday 3 October 2017 - 7pm

$12 (adult), $8 (student & senior) and free (under 12)


Drama | 106 mins |

History's most unlikely friendship

Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk in this period drama from the director of The Queen.


EVERYBODY'S NZ FILM FESTIVAL - in conjucntion with Taranaki Gardern Festivals


Screenings are 10.30am, 1pm & 7pm

Featuring a selection of NZ FILMS AND DOCUMENTARYS

  • The Bush Cinderella (NZ's first silent movie with piano accomplishment) 1 screening only - 28 October 10.30am
  • The World's Fastest Indian
  • Hunt for the Widlerpeople
  • The Reel People of NZ
  • Peter Snell - Unveiling
  • One Night Two Cars
  • My Year with Helen
  • Heartland Opunake
  • The Dark Horse
  • Footrot Flats
  • Kiwi Flyer
  • Spookers
  • Tama Tu
  • Mahana
  • Boy

Everybody's Theatre presents to you...

THE BUSH CINDERELLA - Saturday 28 October 10.30 am
1hr 25mins

New Zealands Oldest Silent Movie, The Bush Cinderella, accompanied on piano, by Taranaki's very own Cameron Curd.

Feeling peckish? Pre-order one of our cheese platters to share for 2 people. $20.

Group luncheons/morning or afternoon teas by arrangement. Prices

Phone 027 3837926 or

Kids Halloween Party at Everybody's Theatre

31 October 2017
Open 4pm to 6pm

Call in to the theatre and check out our Ghost House before or after Trick or Treating.

Gold Coin Entry


Please note our new phone number.

For more information please ring 027 3837926 or 027 EVERYBO
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