A scene from the movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. Supplied by Transmission Films.
A scene from the movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. Supplied by Transmission Films. Jasin Boland

Danger Close opening night to honour Vietnam veterans

SOUTH Burnett veterans will be joined by other community members at a special opening night for the film Danger Close, the Battle of Long Tan.

Kingaroy RSL Sub Branch will provide the pre-show drinks and nibbles on August 8.

The already sold out event will include live music in the Kingaroy RSL's Tobruk Room from 6pm to 7pm.

Attendees will then move across the road to the Kingaroy Cinema for the movie.

The night will be especially memorable for Vietnam Veterans as the film is one of the first made commemorating the Battle of Long Tan.

Every ticket sold from the opening night will include a $2 donation to the Legacy Foundation.

Some scenes of Danger Close were filmed on plantations out at Wooroolin.

Many South Burnett residents got the opportunity to meet some of the film cast and staff while crews were in town last year.

The film is set in August 1966 on a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan.

It depicts the story of more than 100 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.

More sessions of the film will be shown at Kingaroy Cinema after August 8.