Rating: PG
Duration: 285 mins




The Sun Theatre, in partnership with the Space Association of Australia, proudly present Apollo 13 and Australia.

Saturday April 18
Film starts at 1pm, guests to be here at 12:45pm, ends at 5:30pm


Apollo 13 and Australia is a one-off event that brings Ron Howard’s Academy Award winning film APOLLO 13 back to the big screen for the first time in many years, and exactly 50 years after the dramatic events of that ill-fated mission took place between 11 and 18 April 1970.


These words set in motion a historic series of events. For three days, three astronauts huddled together in the lunar module Aquarius as the team in Mission Control on Earth worked to solve the problem of how to bring them home alive.

No other space mission before or since called on the collaboration of so many – in Mission Control and around the world – to solve such a critical challenge.

Apollo 13 and Australia will also tell the story of Australia’s unique and important role in saving Apollo 13.  As a special feature, we’ll have an exclusive live presentation by retired ‘tracker’ John Saxon who was part of the team at Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station during all of the Apollo missions, including Apollo 13.

Apollo 13 and Australia kicks off at 1:00 pm and we’ll wrap up after the Apollo 13 movie and presentation at around 5:30 pm.

This will be an afternoon to remember. Seating is limited, so book now, bring your friends and relive history.

This will be an afternoon to remember. Seating is limited, so book now, bring your friends and relive history.

Tickets $35 per person which includes entry, a sandwich, a cake and a handful of fruit in individual boxes.
Guests will collect these on the way into the cinema, with a choice of tea/coffee/water.
We will also have a choice of tea/coffee/water for your 2nd drink, available during the interval.

Schedule Saturday April 18:

  • 13:00     Welcome
  • 13:30     Apollo 13 movie Part 1
  • 15:00     Interval
  • 15:30     Apollo 13 movie Part 2
  • 16:30     Presentation, talk, Q&A with John Saxon*
  • 17:30     End

Special guest John Saxon will recall his first hand experience on Apollo 13, Australia’s role in Apollo followed by a Q&A session.

A special commemorative Apollo 13 50th Anniversary coffee mug (sold separately) can be pre ordered for collection on the day. This highly collectable item will not be available for shipping and not sold elsewhere, order yours now here;









Final orders must be placed and paid for by midnight Tuesday March 31 for in person collection on April 18, 2020 at the Sun Theatre.


Official Trailer