Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Now It's Time for Store Wars; Most of Rockhampton's Retailers Were Closed Yesterday, but There Was Always the Movies to Keep Holidaying Families Thrilled and Entertained

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Now It's Time for Store Wars; Most of Rockhampton's Retailers Were Closed Yesterday, but There Was Always the Movies to Keep Holidaying Families Thrilled and Entertained

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Byline: ADAM WRATTEN adam.wratten@capnews.com.au

ROCKHAMPTON'S Jorja and Lily Frethey and their family yesterday kept alive a Boxing Day tradition and went to the movies.

Despite the economic downturn, they were among the many who flocked to the city's Birch Carroll and Coyle cinema on its busiest day of the year.

Jorja and Lily went to see the early showing of Bedtime Stories which was one of three films to open in Rocky yesterday.

"It's become a bit of a tradition to bring the girls to the movies on Boxing Day," their father, Brett, said.

"We've been doing it for a few years now."

Jorja, 10, and Lily, eight, chose the movie.

But there will be a big attraction of a different kind in Rocky today, when the post-Christmas sales start.

Bumper crowds are expected to abandon thoughts of recession and belt-tightening and enjoy a bit of a splurge.

Most businesses, including the shops at the city's major shopping centres, were closed yesterday. …

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