Want to see what happens when over three hundred gay and lesbian senior citizens get friendly in the dark? Then get along to a delightful, delicious and de-lovely afternoon that’s set to put the silver back into the silver screen.

Afternoon Delight is a gay and lesbian movie matinee and tea party presented by ACON, Queer Screen and the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care as part of the official program of events for Seniors Week.

Screening at Paddington’s Chauvel cinema, the free event will be hosted by the hilarious Auntie Mavis and includes a double feature presentation of classic queer cinema plus a delectable high tea served by a bevy of matinee guy-dolls.

ACON CEO Stevie Clayton said the event would acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of NSW’s senior citizens.

Sydney has quite a large older gay and lesbian population and we’re delighted to be partnering with Queer Screen and DADHC to provide this wonderful opportunity for the more mature members of our community to get together and have a good time, she said.

However, Afternoon Delight is not just for our golden queers – anyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun -“ old, young, gay or straight, we don’t discriminate.

The movies to be screened are Swoon and Desperate Remedies. Swoon is the true story of gay lovers Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks.

Desperate Remedies is the story of the tangled web of intrigue spun by lesbian lovers Anne and Dorethea as their desperation to stay together spirals out of control.

Afternoon Delight will be at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington from 2pm on April 12. Bookings: 9206 2121 or lscheme@acon.org.au

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