On 3 March 2018, we hosted a rare screening of the the classic Australian war film 40,0000 Horsemen, to commemorate 125 years of our city’s own Regiment – the Parramatta Lancers.
The event was a great success, with more than 130 people joining us in the Lennox Theatre at Riverside Theatres. The evening was opened by the Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson, with a welcome from the Commanding Officer of the Royal NSW Lancers, followed by an interesting presentation explaining the role the Parramatta Lancers played in the Battle of Beersheba in 1917, by the curator of the Lancer Barracks Museum.
Join us on 3rd March 2018, 5.30pm at Riverside Theatres, for a rare screening of the classic Australian war film 40,0000 Horsemen, to commemorate 125 years of our city’s own Regiment – the Parramatta Lancers.The Parramatta Lancers formed the famous Australian 1st Light Horse at the beginning of the First World War, operating in Gallipoli before joining the Sinai/Palestine campaign where they played a vital role in the legendary cavalry charge at the Battle of Beersheba on 31 October 1917, and the subsequent surrender of the Ottoman Empire on 30 October 1918.
Released in 1940, 40,000 Horsemen stars Chips Rafferty (a Parramatta boy and namesake of Riverside’s Rafferty Theatre), and tells the story of the Australian Light Horse Regiments operating in the Sinai/Palestine Campaign, including the Battle of Beersheba. The film was a box-office smash on release, and remains one of the most famous Australian movies of all time.
When: 3 March 2018, 5.30pm
Where: Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Tickets: $7 per person (plus booking fee), all welcome
Enquiries: 02 8839 3322
Book online here: Thank you for your interest – this event is now in the past
This event is in association with the Royal NSW Lancers, the Lancer Barracks Museum, and the Riverside Theatres and will include a brief presentation by a military expert.