SATURDAY, 25th November 2017
from 7:00 PM at C4


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1997 Italy

Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarin
  Roberto Benigni

Drama, Comedy, War – 116  minutes

You’ll laugh, and you’ll certainly cry – Life is Beautiful is an unforgettable and extraordinary experience, proving that love and the power of the imagination are life’s most magical elements.” Louise Keller

SYNOPSIS: Guido (Roberto Benigni) is a young Jewish man with a childlike innocence and imagination who dreams of owning a book shop. With his poet friend, Ferruccio, Guido comes to the Tuscan town of Arrezzo seeking fortune and romance, ignoring the growing anti-Semitism and the Fascist government. Guido falls in love with Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a beautiful young school teacher and a fairy tale romance ensues. Four years later, in the happiest year of their lives with a beautiful little boy, the fairy tale shatters when Guido and his son are sent to a concentration camp three months before the war’s end. Out of love, Dora deports herself on the same train. Now in a nightmare world, Guido must use his bold imagination and every ounce of his indefatigable spirit to save those he loves.


The Program for 2018 will be out soon.

About Us

The club is part of the Federation of Queensland Film Societies and operates under the umbrella of the Mission Beach Community Arts Centre Inc. which is a not-for-profit organisation. Cinema Paradiso is run by volunteers.

Twice a month we will bring the cinema to Mission Beach, offering a wide range of films for all tastes, from Hollywood to Bollywood, from mainstream to art house. We have theme months throughout the year.

Films are shown on Saturday evenings at the C4 Theatrette in North Mission Beach next to the yellow-i-logo. Screening starts at 7 pm, socialising (doors open) from 6.30 pm. We often get together at the Village Green for an after-movie chat.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please let us know what you would like to see on the big screen!

Our committee members are:

Kerry Green  — President & Movie Librarian
Gitta Yelds — Treasurer & Advertising (Sound of Music Meets the Beach)
Gemma Flynn — Secretary & Facebook
Patricia Voltz — Advertising & Memberships
Nelliette Read – Website & Advertising



We are a not-for-profit organisation and operate by membership only. If you wish to see our films, please become a member. Annual, quarterly and short-term memberships are available in advance or at the door on screening nights. Visitors are welcome and can join us for any screening with a small donation to Cinema Paradiso.