Next Screening: Tuesday 13th February 2024
Doors open 7pm | Film starts 7.30pm

Play Video

True Grit (1969 Original)

Three unlikely companions. One shot at Justice.

John Wayne, wins the Academy Award for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn’s employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when the inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party. Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary Western which features performances by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin.

A marvelously entertaining blend of classic Western melodrama and irresistible old-style sentiment. 

Director: Henry Hathaway
Release Date: 1969
Starring: John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby
Rated: PG
Duration:128 minutes
Genre: Western, Drama, Adventure
Language: English
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Come along to Explore the Wonderful World of Film

The King Valley Arts (KVA) Film Club is excited to be screening diverse, beautiful and thought-provoking films for our King Valley community in the form as it was made to be viewed on the big screen, surround sound, with an audience! KVA Film Club want to bring the best of film to the Valley.


The Cheshunt Hall (454 King Valley Road, Chestnut, VIC) will be converted to our very own local cinema for each screening. Thank you to the Rural City of Wangaratta for their support in providing us with community grant funding to purchase our own ‘state of the art’ projector and projection screen.

The KVA has become a member of the Australian Film Society Federation (AFSF). The membership allows access to film screening rights from most studios and distributors at a significantly reduced rate, meaning we can offer a diversity of films over the year.


The Film Club Calendar will screen six (6) films a year, on the second Tuesday night, bi-monthly. Doors open 7pm for a screening start at 7.30pm.

  • Tuesday 12 December 2023 (Second Season launch Event)
  • Tuesday 13 February 2024
  • Tuesday 9 April 2024
  • Tuesday 11 June 2024
  • Tuesday 13 August 2024
  • Tuesday 8 October 2024


Membership of the club entitles you to attend any or all of the six films per year.
Club membership entitles you to bring one (non-member) for free to one screening.
Annual membership is just $40 per person.

  • Traditional fresh delicious popcorn and ice cream will be for sale.
  • Bring your own drinks and snacks
  • Teas and coffee will be provided
  • Feel free to bring along your own beanbag or cushions for comfort.