ONE of Forum 6 Cinemas most popular films ever will receive a send off on March 10.-
Nanjing Night Net

While the homegrown Backyard Ashes may have struggled for screen time elsewhere, it has been a hit in Wagga, playing for 15 weeks straight. –

Manager of Forum Cinemas Craig Lucas said the end of the film’s screening will be celebrated with a party-like send off.-

“For the last session we will have drinks and nibbles and Mark (Grentell) and Coxy (Peter Cox) will come down,” he said. –

“All the proceeds from that screening will be donated to Riverina Cancer Care.” –

Mr Lucas said the film had had a dream run in Wagga with everybody enjoying the film. –

“We’ve probably had close to 20,000 admissions.-

“Everyone has really got behind Backyard Ashes, brought friends and relatives and had a good chuckle.” –

Mr Lucas said showing a local Australian film had been an exciting and rare opportunity for Forum Cinemas.-

“It’s been a real breath of fresh air.-

“It’s a special movie, so it needs a special send off.”-

Details for the farewell screening are yet to be confirmed, however the event is expected to start at 7.30pm.

HOWZAT:The Backyard Ashes cast (from left) Stephen Holt, Jamie Way, Toby Holt, 8, Holly Holt, 11 and Adam Drummond have continued to thrill Wagga audiences, who have flocked to see the film. Picture: Les Smith

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