'The Farewell' BYO Grandma Screening
Catch Awkwafina's latest — and take your nanna along for free.
After closing out this year's Melbourne International Film Festival, one of this year's big Sundance hits is making its way to Australian cinemas next month, and the Lido is marking the occasion in the appropriate fashion. Starring Awkwafina, The Farewell tells the tale of a family who gather around their beloved matriarch when she's diagnosed with terminal cancer, but decide not to tell her so that she can enjoy what time she has left. If that instantly makes you want to spend more time with your own nanna, the Melbourne venue not only wants you to bring her along to see the movie — it'll let you do so for free.
That's what this BYO grandma advanced screening is all about. Buy a single $21.50 adult ticket, and nab another one for your nan without spending a cent. You do need to select the appropriate package on the cinema's online ticketing page — and your gran will need to present a valid seniors card, or equivalent, when you collect your tickets — but that's all there is to it.
Make a date in your diary for Saturday, August 24, with a free afternoon tea on offer from 1.30pm and the film kicking off at 2pm.
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