Get your motorbike fix at the movies

Motor bike enthusiasts gearing up for the Grampians ‘Ride to Remember’ in early February can get their motor bike fix at the movies the night before the big ride.

East Grampians Health Service Aged Care Auxiliary is conducting a movie night at the Astor Cinema, screening the iconic motorbike movie ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’, starring Anthony Hopkins.

New Zealander Burt Munro spent years perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle. The year is 1967, and Burt takes his machine to Utah’s salt flats, where he attempts the impossible, using his dream bike to set a new world record for speed.

Based on a true story, the record Munro set more than three decades ago still has not been broken to this day.

The movie night is not only aimed at motor bike riders in town for the big ride, conducted annually by the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat Branch, but the Auxiliary is hoping locals will come along to enjoy what is a great movie and help support its fundraising efforts.

“The World’s Fastest Indian is a fantastic story of courage and determination and fits in perfectly with the Grampians Ride to Remember, which will be held the following day,” Auxiliary president Libby McCormick said.

“We are encouraging not only motor bike enthusiasts to come along to the movie night, but also anyone who would like a great night out to support a good cause.

“The Auxiliary raises funds for services and equipment at East Grampians Health Service’s two aged care facilities, 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court.”

‘The World’s Fastest Indian’ will screen at the Astor Cinema on Saturday February 4 at 8.30pm. Tickets are $20 and include ‘movie munchies’, a complimentary drink and lucky seat prizes.

Tickets are available from the Astor Cinema during opening hours or on the night, or if participating in the Ride to Remember, through

Pictured above: EGHS Auxiliary members with local motor bike riders, Greg Dalmayer, Libby McCormick, Nicholas Hatswell, Jane Richardson, Debbie Francis, Christine Clark, Marg  Spong, Ian Sargent, Lynne Wilson, Chris Doak and John Cuthbertson