Great Gatsby screening for cancer research

There will be classy suits, classic cars and fashion galore for a special screening of The Great Gatsby at Regent Cinemas later this month.

The screening, which features a fashion parade by Rokk 66, has been organised in support of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.

Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tale, set during the affluent “roaring ‘20s”, is a love story set against the backdrop of the legendary parties of the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Regent Cinemas owner Steve Anderson said he predicted The Great Gatsby would be one of the most popular movies of the year.

“The movie has been highly anticipated since it began production,” he said.

“We’ve received a number of inquiries about screening times already, so I would encourage everybody to come along and enjoy the film while supporting the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute, which we are so proud to have in Ballarat.”

Held on the evening of May 31, the event will also include a number of vintage cars on display as moviegoers arrive, and a fashion parade featuring garments from local retailers.

Guests will also receive complimentary canapes, refreshments and a gift bag valued at more than $100.

Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute event manager Nicole Bartlett said she was delighted with the support.

“The Institute receives no government funding,” she said.

“Our every step towards beating cancer through research is made possible by the generous support of the local community.”

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from Regent Cinemas and Rokk 66, or by contacting the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute on 5320 2037.

Preparing for the Great Gatsby fundraiser are, from left, Regent Cinemas marketing co-ordinator Olivia Holloway, Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute board member Leanne Martin, and Louise James from Rokk 66.

Preparing for the Great Gatsby fundraiser are, from left, Regent Cinemas marketing co-ordinator Olivia Holloway, Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute board member Leanne Martin, and Louise James from Rokk 66.

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