Karissa, left, and Kym Ganter escape the Boxing Day madness by catching a movie at Rockhampton’s cinema.
Karissa, left, and Kym Ganter escape the Boxing Day madness by catching a movie at Rockhampton’s cinema. Sharyn O'Neill

Big blockbuster escape at movies

KYM and Karissa Ganter were among the thousands of Rockhampton people who had a blockbuster Boxing Day at the movies yesterday.

The mother and daughter were among a large family contingent who went to an early showing of We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

It was one of five new movies which opened at Rockhampton's Birch Carroll and Coyle yesterday.

According to Tayla Orr, who is a customer service worker at the cinema, Boxing Day is the biggest day of the year at the movies.

"We expect lots of people ... a couple of thousand throughout the day," Tayla said.

She said that equated to a lot of popcorn and frozen Coke sales.

While the cinema's doors opened early in the morning, they weren't expected to close until about 6am today with a couple of movie marathons taking movie lovers through the night.

One featured the new Sherlock Holmes movie that is set for a New Year's release.

The big movie yesterday morning was War Horse.

 

Magic movies

Movies which opened yesterday:

  • Happy Feet Two
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • War Horse
  • Tower Heist
  • We Bought a Zoo


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