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Theatre-goers taken down memory lane with old-school date night

“The idea is a fantastic one, we hardly see each other as friends mainly because of our different schedules."

Theatre lovers were treated to nostalgic moments this past weekend by Centurion Theatre.

Grease Date Night was organised by Scenario College and the theatre.

The event was filled by love, fire, food and the good company of arts lovers.

Theatre-goers taken down memory lane with old-school date night
Chane-Louise Bornman, Marlon Rossouw, Rix Haji Loucas and Tiaan Kirsten-Lubbe

Landros Malanqa said this event was a great initiative as people no longer got to spend time with each other because of technology.

“I love the idea, it’s great. I can’t remember when last my brother and I spent time together.

“Cellphones are destroying families, we don’t have time for each other but we have ample time for our gadgets,” Malanqa said.

Steven Botha said he attended the event to support his friends who were the event organisers, saying the initiative was awesome as people no longer hang out these days.

“The idea is a fantastic one, we hardly see each other as friends mainly because of our different schedules. So it is very important for days like these to take full advantage and get to spend times with loved ones,” said Botha.

Theatre-goers taken down memory lane with old-school date night
Daniel Lombard and Francette Bedford

Daniel Lombard said it was important to attend such functions with family and close friends as life was unpredictable.

“We will never know what might happen tomorrow, one minute one is healthy the next one is no more.

“It’s days like these where we must show love and appreciate our significant others,” added Lombard.

Leon and Candice Kachelhoffer told Rekord they are art lovers and occasionally attend events at the theatre when they are not busy.

 

Theatre-goers taken down memory lane with old-school date night
Leon and Candice Kachellhoffer, and Ronell and Martin Kitchen

“Theatre is where people meet, make friendships and have a good time and conversation over a glass of wine.

“The atmospheres is perfect. There’s fire. It’s like the good old days,” Leon said.

Candice shared Leon’s sentiments saying such occasions were a perfect place to mingle and make acquaintances.

“For me it’s a great thing for I am spending the evening with my other half and our friends are here to all have a good time,” she said.

Theatre-goers taken down memory lane with old-school date night
Andre and Rochelle Breedt

Theatre owner Tiaan Kirsten-Lubbe said the event was organised by his students and he felt very proud of their hard work.

“My students have done exceptional work, our tickets were sold out and our guests will get food and drinks while they are waiting for the movie to start.

“They will first be served with food in their cars and some can even sit by the chairs next to the fire, to allow them to bond and chat with their loved ones before the movie,” Lubbe said.

Theatre-goers taken down memory lane with old-school date night
Linah Bergh and Andriaan Kennedy

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