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Australian Classic Movies 'The True Story of Spit McPhee'

03 5726 1358

18 Nov 2017

Australian Classic Movies are shown in the historic Star Theatre in Chiltern. The Chiltern Theatre was built in 1866, attached to the Star Hotel. It became the Star Theatre from 1902 until 1964, serving as the town's only cinema. Since 1996, it has re-opened as a live theatre with 16mm film shows.

The True Story of Spit McPhee - stars Philip Hancock, Sir John Mills, Elspeth Ballantyne, Rebecca Smart, Ray Meagher, and Paul Chubb.

Filmed in Chiltern in 1987 and shown on Channel Nine as a four part television mini series.

The organisers are delighted to have Marcus Cole, who was the Director, as their guest speaker.

When young Spit McPhee came to live with his grandfather, the people of the Australian country town of St. Helens feared for his future. For Fyfe McPhee was a crazy old man. Barefoot Spit had to fend for himself along the riverbank where they lived - and when old Fyfe died after one of his 'turns', a fierce battle to decide Spit's destiny begins.

Bookings essential by Thursday evening for catering purposes

Content: Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$30 includes barbecue tea, $15 without barbecue tea. Children half price.
$15.00 - $30.00

More info

  • Car park
  • Public toilet