A retired accountant is among those buying tickets to 3-D film Metallica: Through the Never, screening at the SBS St James Theatre in Gore this weekend.
The cinema is the only one in Southland to host the film, offering two sessions for Metallica fans, tonight and tomorrow at 8.30pm.
Manager Emma Carle said the showings coincided with the Rocktober event, to be held at Traffers Bar in Gore.
"We have a lot of fans here, which is why we brought it to Gore," she said.
"I had a man in who was a retired accountant and asked to buy a ticket. I just wasn't expecting it. He told me he had been to the Vancouver concert which is featured in the film."
Miss Carle said the 1 1/2 hour-long concert movie combined a narrative with footage of the band's soldout arena show in Vancouver.
The film follows Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica's roaring live performance.
"Apparently the 3-D is amazing," Miss Carle said.
"We [the theatre] probably have the best sound system and the biggest 3-D screen in Southland, so it's the perfect place to come and rock out."
A cash bar will be available.
Tickets for the R13 film are $20 plus booking fee and can be bought from the theatre or through iTicket.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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