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Australasian Premiere of "Man in the Moon"

Through the co-operation of Mr R. J. Kerridge and the Rank Organisation, Nelson Jaycees completed another successful enterprise with the showing for one night of the "Man in the Moon" at the Majestic Theatre. This film, seen by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, had not been shown outside London before it came to Nelson. The venture raised £400 for the Nelson Intellectually Handicapped Children's Association.

(Photos by Peter Cooper Studio).


Among distinguished guests was Rajah of Bung (Ron Parkin), greeted here by manager of theatre. Mr H. M. Richards.


Shot into space on the night of Mardi Gras, the Spaceman (Ron Arthur) returns via N.A.C. with the film.


Vintage cars and an army escort brought the Spaceman and the film to the theatre.


A mannequin parade of costumes occupied the first half