The Dish (2000)

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20th July 1969 The Regal Cinema is showing The Dish; a wonderful, funny, warm-hearted film based on the true story of a group of eccentric Australian scientists and engineers who, unexpectedly, found themselves responsible for manning the only satellite dish capable of broadcasting Neil Armstrong’s moon-walk to the world.

The dish itself was actually located on a remote Australian sheep farm near the small town of Parkes.

Much to NASA’s alarm, the unconventional team, led by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill), were the world’s only hope for receiving the historic images of man’s first steps on the moon. With help from the colorful cast of local characters, the crew struggles to overcome a series of mishaps.

“Larkish, good-humoured and impossible to dislike” – EMPIRE ★★★★

the dish