Free Starlight Cinema and night markets to hit the suburbs

29/01/2018

The popularity of last year’s Starlight Cinema series has inspired Georges River Council to once again host film screenings in a range of locations across the local government area.

Throughout February and March there will be outdoor cinema events held at the new Jubilee Park Adventure Playground in Mortdale, Carss Bush Park and H.V. Evatt Memorial Park, Lugarno.

The family-friendly events present a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to get out in their local area and enjoy relaxing together outdoors.

People are encouraged to pack a picnic dinner, bring a rug or low fold-out chairs, and enjoy a meal under the stars while enjoying an entertaining film. There will also be a number of food vendors to choose from on site.

The screening of Lego Batman at Jubilee Park Adventure Playground on Saturday 24 February will coincide with the park’s official opening, which will be held earlier in the day.

Despicable Me 3 will screen at Carss Bush Park on Saturday 3 March and Boss Baby will be screened at H.V. Evatt Memorial Park on Saturday 10 March.

To further enhance its summer events calendar Council will also be holding night markets in Kogarah Town Square on Friday 16 March and on MacMahon Street, Hurstville on Friday 23 March.

The Hurstville night market event is being held in conjunction with two free cinema screenings within the Civic Theatre including Pete’s Dragon for children at 5.00pm and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for older kids at 7.30pm.

Council is committed to delivering to the community a selection of accessible and entertaining activities across more of its suburbs and public spaces.

It is hoped the night markets will encourage businesses in local town centres to explore options that will help to stimulate the night-time economy in the Georges River area.

The night market events will not only include stalls but will also offer food and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

All Starlight Cinema events are alcohol-free and smoke-free.

The full line-up of Starlight Cinema events and night market offerings is listed below:
 

Date and Time

Location

Event

Saturday 24 February 5.00pm – 9.00pm Jubilee Park Adventure Playground, Mortdale Starlight Cinema Movie: Lego Batman
Saturday 3 March 5.00pm – 9.00pm Carss Bush Park Starlight Cinema Movie: Despicable Me 3
Saturday 10 March 5.00pm – 9.00pm H.V. Evatt Memorial Park, Lugarno Starlight Cinema Movie: Boss Baby
Friday 16 March 4.00pm – 10.00pm Kogarah Town Square Night Market
Friday 23 March 4.00pm – 10.00pm MacMahon Street, Hurstville Movies to screen in the Civic Theatre Night Market + Starlight Cinema
5.00pm movie: Pete’s Dragon
7.30pm movie: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

For more information please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.