War Movie Screening

Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
19:15 to 20:30
Regent 3 Cinemas, Masterton


Please contact Hedley's Bookshop at 06 378 2875 for information relating to a possible additional screening to be held in the future.

Wairarapa Bonds: The Great War

Two films about WW1, with links to Wairarapa.

Wairarapa based filmmakers Allan Honey and Neil Frances are proud to announce an extraordinary double-feature screening at Regent 3 Cinemas, Masterton, to coincide with ANZAC Commemorations.

The first film is “March On” and it compliments Neil Frances’s book which he wrote in 2012 called “Safe Haven: The Untold Story of New Zealand’s Largest Ever Military Camp - Featherston:1916-1919”.

Neil narrates the history of the camp with hundreds of photographs on screen. The highlight is a 3D simulation of the camp to illustrate the immense size of the camp.

The second film is a short action film “Crossing the Line” that features recreated aerial and trench fighting - shot here in Wairarapa - written and directed by Peter Jackson in 2007. “Crossing the Line” was made as Peter moved from shooting on film cameras to digital camera. He wanted to test the quality of picture and how versatile the cameras are in production.

As well, there will be extra special guests including the band “Wild Geese” who will perform their song “Promises to Keep” a wonderful song also about the camp.

This is the only screening of both films and seats are very limited.  Tickets are only available through Hedleys Bookshop.

“March On” will be available for sale on USB Memory Stick in a special presentation box unfortunately not including the Peter Jackson film, so this will be the only chance you will have to see “Crossing the Line”.



There will be a bus travelling from Featherston to the Regent 3. Its schedule is as follows:

Depart from Featherston at Kia-Ora Dairy 6pm, Greytown at The Working Men's Club (Main Street) 6.15pm, Carterton at Broadway Street 6.30pm, arriving at Regent 3, Masterton 6.55pm.

To request a place on this bus, please contact Phil at ditty@ihug.co.nz