Free movies on festival weekend

There’s less than two weeks to go until Festival Weekend, and it’s time to start planning your trip down the Great Ocean Road! We recommend finding some time to wind down and watch one of our free movies on offer across the weekend at the Lorne Theatre. With a range of running & new release films screening free of charge for registered participants, there’s something for everyone.

Check out the films on offer below, and make sure you pick up your Festival Wristband on the weekend from one of the Race Week Offices; your Festival Wristband will be your ticket to all of the activities available exclusively to participants registered in one of our seven events on offer.

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain.


Spirit of the Marathon

The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners – three amateurs and two elites – as they train for and ultimately run the Chicago Marathon.


I Am Bolt

The legacy of the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.


A Dog’s Purpose

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.


Movie Times

Lorne Theatre – Friday 19 May

Time Location Activity
6.00pm Lorne Theatre Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
8.30pm Lorne Theatre Spirit of the Marathon

Lorne Theatre – Saturday 20 May

Time Location Activity
10.00am Lorne Theatre A Dog’s Purpose
12.45pm Lorne Theatre I Am Bolt
3.00pm Lorne Theatre Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
5.45pm Lorne Theatre I Am Bolt
8.00pm Lorne Theatre The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

Lorne Theatre – Sunday 21 May

Time Location Activity
3.30pm Lorne Theatre Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

*Lorne Theatre has a capacity of approximately 450 guests – get down early to secure the best seats.

Looking for more activities to fill your Festival Weekend? We’ve got plenty planned to keep you busy on our What’s On page.

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