Percinct showcased at Mr Pip premiere

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Oamaru and North Otago are being showcased on the big screen on Thursday night, for the local premiere of the Mr Pip movie.

It’s been more than two years since the Victorian Precinct was transformed into Victorian London for filming of some of the 115 minute long movie.

Set against the backdrop of civil war in Bougainville, Mr. Pip stars Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie (House) as the enigmatic teacher Mr. Watts who reads to his pupils from Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”. Matilda, a 14-year-old student is transported by her imagination and the world of Dickens, becoming transfixed by the characters and Mr Watts’ interpretation of the story.

The Oamaru premiere is being held at Limelight Cinema, with pre-screening drinks and nibbles at 8pm followed by the movie at 8.30pm.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available at Limelight Cinema.

By Rebecca Ryan