The home of silver, and Aussie outback films, Broken Hill is abundant with quirky attractions and nods to its reputation as a mecca for outback film production. Whether Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is for you, or you’re more into Mad Max 2, a cinematic tour of Broken Hill will transport you back in time to these iconic films and more!
20 minutes from Broken Hill in the outback village of Silverton, you’ll find the Mad Max 2 Museum. Described as ‘an instantly recognisable post-apocalyptic world’ the museum showcases an impressive range of iconic movie memorabilia. Photo collections, life-sized characters in costume and replica vehicles are some of the many wonders on display at the museum. Whether you’re a fan of Mad Max or not, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the sheer size and scope of the museum’s collection.
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If you’re more inclined to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, then the Palace Hotel is just for you. The well-renowned pub was featured in the film, and is full of iconic movie references. If you’re looking for a place to stay, the ‘Priscilla Suite’ is an obvious choice. Full of eccentric charm and vibrant colours, spend a night in the same room as the original queens. Better yet, if you find yourself in Broken Hill around early-mid September, the Broken Heel Festival is absolutely unmissable. An ode to Priscilla, the Broken Heel Festival is a celebration of all things drag, diva, and disco.
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Alongside these films, there has been a myriad of other movies and TV shows filmed in Broken Hill. Some of which include Strangerland, Last Cab to Darwin, Mission Impossible 2, Wake in Fright, and the current TV show, RFDS. Exploring Broken Hill and the outback will undoubtedly spark your memory to reminisce on such films.
Lastly, for a change of pace, check out the Silver City Cinema to indulge in some modern-day film. The independently-run cinema in the heart of Broken Hill is your one-stop shop for a wholesome movie night.
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So, whether you explore a piece of film history, ponder the area's picturesque landscape, or visit Silver City Cinema, make sure you soak up the Silver Screen in the Silver City!