Seniors on Screen is a year-long program of the best of the A-list film circuit with sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.45am, plus a highlight screening on Sundays at 2pm and 4pm.
Aimed at the over 50s, the program encompasses a special events programs including Q&As with filmmakers, talks, trading tables, lunches and a workshop program.
ACH Group Exchange Manager Fiona Telford-Sharp says ACH Group is thrilled to support the program, which is expected to reach 15,000 viewers this year.
“We enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the MRC and Mercury Cinema during our Good Lives on Film projects, where people in their 60s, 70s, 80s learned film-making skills, and made short films sharing their vision of what makes a good life,” she says.
“We look forward to an exciting year of film and friendship.”
Media Resource Centre (MRC) Chairperson Tony Keenan says the new partnership is a great fit for the MRC.
“ACH Group is committed to innovating and delivering a program focused on supporting Good Lives for Older People,” he says.
“Since 2007 the MRC has sought to improve the quality of life of older South Australians by building a new community for the digital age.
"We not only show great films, we build community with our engaging program ranging from making short films with seniors to a wide range of talks, trading tables and occasional choirs.
“Our 300 percent audience growth is the result of putting community back into watching films.”
Tickets are $7 for seniors or $13; Sunday Sessions are $7 seniors, $15 ($13 concession) or $10 with accompanying senior.