Just for a moment, forget that the Force is awakening and stroll with us down memory lane. It’s 1981. Harrison Ford (more like Harrison FOX) was in his butt-kicking Hollywood heartthrob prime. Just when people thought nothing could top Han Solo’s roguish charm, Indiana Jones burst onto screens. He had a pretty simple mission: save the entire world. No biggie, right?
Thirty-five years later, the initial thrill is long over. But for one night only, you have the chance to recapture the magic of this classic Hollywood blockbuster with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
QSO is going to make the viewing experience a million times better (if that’s possible) with a viewing of the movie as they play the score. Live. THAT’S RIGHT. You can hear the Indiana Jones Theme in your head now, can’t you? Don’t deny it. Dun-da-dun-dun, dun-da-dunnnnn…
If you aren’t familiar with the Raiders of the Lost Ark or any of the Indiana Jones films (you disappoint us), now is the time to start your education. In 1936, the Nazis are super keen to get their hands on the Ark of the Covenant (the chest that used to house the stone tablets bearing the Ten Commandments). Why do they want the Ark, exactly? Because they think it will make their armies invincible. And since nobody’s interested in invincible Nazis, something MUST BE DONE.
Enter Indiana Jones, a super handsome archaeologist and adventurer. US Army Intelligence employ Indy for his rugged good looks mad skillz, hoping that he can find the Ark before the Nazis. And how could he not? He’s the only man to ever look good in a fedora so clearly he can achieve the impossible. Plus, he teams up with an old friend (John Rhys-Davies), an old foe (Paul Freeman) and an old flame (Karen Allen) along the way.
Raiders of the Lost Ark is only one of the best movies ever. And the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be playing John Williams’ iconic tunes as the action unfolds on the big screen at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. We can personally vouch for the awesomeness of this experience, having seen The Lord of the Rings movies with live orchestra accompaniment by QSO. Our minds were blown. This is an experience you do not want to miss.
The journey begins on Saturday, February 6 2016 from 7.30pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Ticket prices start from $59 and are available through Ticketek.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra