Free Movies on Macquarie

Enjoy free movies from the extensive film and documentary collection of the State Library of New South Wales. The movies are screened regularly on Thursdays at 12.00 in the Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing.

Movies or dates may be subject to change. Up to date information can be found on our website or by calling our bookings officer on 9273 1770. 

Videos screened are available for viewing in the State Reference Library or for viewing in your local library through interlibrary loan.

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Sunday 11 January 2015, 2.00 PM

Movie: The Circus (1928) with soundtrack

The Festival and the State Library NSW are proud to present over three Sundays in January at 2pm high definition digital restorations of Charlie’s classic films with outstanding soundtracks.

Charlie’s genius captivated and enchanted audiences around the world within a very short period of time. That relationship has never ended. The whole world claims Charlie as its own: the qualities in his roles as director, actor and composer are timeless and universal.

This event is part of the Silent Film Festival series.

Image: film reel

Thursday 15 January 2015, 12.00 PM

Movie: Movies on Macquarie: Sydney Harbour Recollections

This fascinating blend of contemporary and historical footage explores life on and around Sydney Harbour. It transports viewers from the early 1900s, when the only means of crossing the harbour was by ferry, to today where we have the choice of bridge, boat or tunnel.
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Sunday 18 January 2015, 2.00 PM

Movie: Monsieur Verdoux (1947) 124 mins

The Festival and the State Library NSW are proud to present over three Sundays in January at 2pm high definition digital restorations of Charlie’s classic films with outstanding soundtracks.

Charlie’s genius captivated and enchanted audiences around the world within a very short period of time. That relationship has never ended. The whole world claims Charlie as its own: the qualities in his roles as director, actor and composer are timeless and universal.

This event is part of the Silent Film Festival series.

Monday 19 January 2015, 1.00 PM

Movie: Movie – The Rescuers

In this animated Walt Disney classic movie, two mice from the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters. Rated G.
Suitable for the whole family

This event is part of the Kids@the Library series.

Friday 23 January 2015, 1.00 PM

Movie: Movie – The Rescuers

In this animated Walt Disney classic movie, two mice from the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters. Rated G.
Suitable for the whole family

This event is part of the Kids@the Library series.

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Sunday 25 January 2015, 2.00 PM

Movie: Limelight (1952) 135 mins

The Festival and the State Library NSW are proud to present over three Sundays in January at 2pm high definition digital restorations of Charlie’s classic films with outstanding soundtracks.

Charlie’s genius captivated and enchanted audiences around the world within a very short period of time. That relationship has never ended. The whole world claims Charlie as its own: the qualities in his roles as director, actor and composer are timeless and universal.

This event is part of the Silent Film Festival series.

Image: film reel

Thursday 29 January 2015, 12.00 PM

Movie: Movies on Macquarie: Countdown: The Wonder Years

Go back in time with some of the original live Countdown performances from the famous ABC TV show, including a selection of music ranging from JPY to The Church.
Image: Film Reel

Thursday 5 February 2015, 12.00 PM

Movie: Movies on Macquarie: Film Noir

This documentary explores the creative development of film-making. A look at film noir, tracing its roots in German Expressionism and its disturbing sense of corruption and decay.
Image: Film Reel

Thursday 19 February 2015, 12.00 PM

Movie: Movies on Macquarie: The Maltese Falcon

Thursday 19 February
A noir classic starring Humphrey Bogart as a private detective who takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

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