Girls' Night Out - Dirty Dancing

Girls Night Out - Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing - Wednesday 27 February



It’s still a great time of the year to get together with your BFFs and organise a Girls’ Night Out at Telethon Community Cinemas.  We are presenting nights especially for you this season with some of your ultimate favourites.

Why not add either of the following packages to your Admission Tickets?

So get your ladies together – we even have a special GIRLS' NIGHT OUT SPARKLING PACK for $89 (includes $4 online booking fee) with:

·         2 x Admits

·         2 x Bean Bag Lounge Hires

·         Charles Pellettier Methode Traditionelle 750ml

·         Blue Cow Triple Cream Brie 200g

·         Kurrajong Kitchen Lavosh Bites 145g

·         Quince Paste 50g

·         2 x Gippsland Yoghurts 160g

·         2 x Baci Chocolates·      

·         2 x Mt Franklin Still Water 600ml



It has been just over 30 years since one little movie with an irresistible soundtrack, magnetic pair of leads and super romantic dialogue made its mark on movie history.

We've all probably watched Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey having the time of their lives more times than we'd like to admit but here are 10 things you might not know about the film, according to BuzzFeed:

1.       Val Kilmer was actually offered the role of Johnny but turned it down.

2.       Sarah Jessica Parker auditioned for the role of Baby but director Emile Ardolino wasn't impressed with her dancing skills.

3.       Patrick Swayze wasn't even the second choice for Johnny. Billy Zane was but he and Jennifer Grey weren't convincing during the dance scenes.

4.       There are no close-ups in the lake scene because it was filmed in October and their lips were blue. "It was horrifyingly, hypothermically cold in that lake, and we filmed that scene over and over," Swayze admitted in an interview years later.

5.       This famous on all fours approaching each other across the floor scene was off the cuff. Jennifer and Patrick were trying to warm up by goofing around on the floor. The director loved it so much that he included it in the film.

6.       Jennifer Grey was 10 years older than her character and had just five minutes to prove that she could play a 17-year-old.

7.       Jennifer Grey was first thought to be too easily recognisable from her role in FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF and almost did not get the role.

8.       The story was inspired by screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein's own life. Bergstein's family would visit the Catskills resort during the 1960s, she was called 'Baby' until she was 22, and learned how to dirty dance at house parties.

9.       Despite their onscreen chemistry, Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze at times had a very fractious relationship which made filming difficult. "She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticised her. Other times, she slipped into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she'd start laughing," Swayze said of Grey in his autobiography, The Time Of My Life.

10.   The movie was re-released in 1997 because Conan O'Brien asked viewers to send letters demanding its re-release.  The US talk show host called it the "best movie of all time."