Elton John crazy glasses competition to highlight charity screening of Rocketman

Lower Blue Mountains Rotary has scored a major coup with a charity screening of the Elton John movie Rocketman on Sunday, June 2 - the same week as the movie opens around Australia.

The movie traces the career of Elton John from the very early days of his career to his superstar status in later years - and features all his best music.

Taron Egerton - much acclaimed for the Kingsman movies and his role as 'Eddie the Eagle' - does a excellent job in the lead role as Elton John.

Rotarians will open the doors to the Glenbrook Cinema Hall at 6pm for the usual quality finger food (not a meal) and refreshments, and screening of the movie will commence at 7.15pm.

Following the recent outstanding success of the Top End Wedding fun event, organisers are planning a 'crazy glasses' competition in the best Elton John tradition. The usual quality prizes will be presented to winners of three sections - female, male and best couple.

Cost is only $20 per ticket (refreshments and movie). Bookings are now open with Gaye Van Der Meer on 0430 433 717. There are two options for payment - on line via the Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Service Account - BSB: 062 640 ACC#:00901 789; or cash payment in full at Glenbrook Butchery, 39 Park Street, Glenbrook. All paid tickets are available for collection at the door.

Rotary President Michelle Fisher said proceeds from the charity movie night will help fund the shelter refurbishment and access project at Whitton Park, in Moore Street, Glenbrook.

She added that the Rotary Club really appreciates the support of Glenbrook Cinema and its owner Ron Curran.

"Our charity movie nights continue to raise large amounts of money for ongoing community and youth projects," she said.