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Monday, January 16, 2023



(Left: The poster for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom")

Devastated by the closure of all the cinemas around town? Never fear, Roland Stansell has the answer for you.

Stansell, who runs the popular Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo recently created what has turned out to be a highly valued project – The Rhumbelow Film Club.

Many of the movies are classics which – even if you have seen them before – you will enjoy the quality of the productions seeing them in this informal venue. 

Membership for January to June, 2023, is R300. 

Membership for SASSA PENSIONERS is free.


Film Club Programme for January and February, 2023:

January 18 (Wednesday) at 18h30 - Mandela - Long Walk To Freedom

January 20 (Friday), at 19h00 - Pillars Of The Earth - Episode 5 & 6

January 21 (Saturday) at 19h00 - The Odd Couple

January 25 (Wednesday) at 18h30 - Jane Eyre

January 27 (Friday) at 19h00 - Pillars Of The Earth - Episode 7 & 8

February 1 (Wednesday) 18h30 - Amadeus - Tom Hulce

February 8 (Wednesday) 18h30 - Camelot- Richard Harris & Vanessa Redgrave

February 12 (Sunday) 14h00 - Roman Holiday - Aubrey Hepburn

February 15 (Wednesday) at 18h30 - Dr Doolittle - Rex Harrison

February 22 (Wednesday) at 18h30 - Cleopatra - Liz Taylor


Live Shows:

February 3 – 5 - The ChainThe Fleetwood Mac Story

February 10 - 12 – MECC -Hot August Night

February 17 - 19 - Barry Is Back – Barry Thomson

February 24 & 26 - Aldo Brincat – The Moon Looks Delicious From Here

The prices for these can be found on the Rhumbelow website


Other Events:

Rhumbelow also offers a series of Classics Cinema featuring operas and ballets.

January 29 (Sunday) at 14h00: Classics Cinema - Royal Ballet - Like Water For Chocolate

The prices for these films can be found on the Rhumbelow website


Film Club Membership:

Membership for January to June, 2023, is R300.

EFT with reference  2023 and your surname –

Banking Details for Rhumbelow Theatre

Branch Code: Nedbank  Musgrave  130126

Generic Branch Code: 198 765

Acc No:  2301348474 (Savings)

Name Of Account: Rhumbelow Theatre

Fax for Deposit Slip:  086 685 0300 (if not electronic transfer)


For more information email

A full bar is available (No alcohol may be brought onto the premises) and there is a simple menu on offer.

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban.