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Battle of the Sexes (PG)

Battle of the Sexes movie poster

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

"a film as concerned with the present as the past." - THE AGE

"a well-played crowd pleaser with a decent backhand volley." - DAILY TELEGRAPH AUSTRALIA

"Emma Stone and Steve Carell's recreation of the media circus that was the '73 King-Riggs tennis match couldn't be more relevant." - ROLLING STONE

"Stone is strong in a steely, unshowy role" - GUARDIAN

"a massively entertaining account of the momentous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Eric Christian Olsen

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Sessions

Thursday, 26 October 2017: 11:30 AM (ends 1:45 PM) Reserve

Friday, 27 October 2017: 8:00 PM (ends 10:15 PM) Reserve

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Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $10 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $19 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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