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We’re back for another great season of Cinema Under the Stars!

Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars is recognised as Australia’s largest free regional outdoor cinema program and we’re celebrating our 11th season.

From October to February we visit beautiful locations across regional New South Wales delivering blockbuster movies, talented musicians and family-friendly entertainment in one stellar evening.

This season we’ve increased the number of tour locations from 16 to 17 and are excited to bring the event to the stunning Port Stephens peninsular for the first time!

We look forward to visiting a location near you!

This season’s movies

Find an event near you


Friday, 5 January, 2018

Allan Bull Reserve, Singleton

Nelson Bay

Saturday, 6 January, 2018

Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay


Saturday, 13 January, 2018

King Edward Park, Newcastle


Friday, 19 January, 2018

Maitland Park, Maitland


Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Central Coast Stadium, Gosford


Friday, 16 February, 2018

Wrigley Park, Taree

Port Macquarie

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Westport Park, Port Macquarie


Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Bicentennial Park (The Tanks), Forster


Friday, 27 October, 2017

Missingham Park, Ballina


Saturday, 28 October, 2017

Crozier Field, Lismore


Friday, 2 February, 2018

Memorial Park, Grafton

Coffs Harbour

Saturday, 3 February, 2018

Coffs Harbour Showground, Coffs Harbour


Friday, 9 February, 2018

Bicentennial Park, Tamworth


Saturday, 10 February, 2018

Civic Park, Armidale


Friday, 3 November, 2017

Botanic Gardens, Orange


Friday, 24 November, 2017

Caltex Park, Dubbo


Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Glen Willow Sports Complex, Mudgee

Join us for a free evening with blockbuster movies, talented musicians and family-friendly entertainment!

Cinema Under
The Stars

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Please take some time to read our handy FAQs below.

What are the seating arrangements?

All locations (except Gosford):You can bring low beach chairs, cushions, blankets and rugs. You may bring chairs however you will be asked to sit in the designated area so you do not obstruct the view of other audience members.

Gosford: No glass, alcohol or chairs are permitted in the stadium to maintain the playing surface. Any prohibited items will be held at the gate to be collected at the end of the event. Prams are permitted and wheelchair access is provided. Download a list of Gosford's Permitted and Not-Permitted items, or for more information refer to www.centralcoaststadium.com.au

Can I buy food and drinks at the Cinema?
Yes, a delectable range of food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase.

Can I bring a picnic into the Cinema?
Yes, please feel free to prepare your own picnic to share with your friends and family, but please do not bring glass.

Can I bring alcohol into the Cinema?
We do not encourage alcohol consumption at the events and some venues are strictly alcohol- free locations. Please check with your local council to find out details about the park in your location. If you are planning to drink, plan NOT to drive. Plan ahead and arrange overnight accommodation or alternative transport. The event organisers reserve the right to ask anyone disrupting other patrons to leave.

Can I bring my furbaby?
Although we love all animals large and small, unfortunately Cinema Under the Stars isn’t the place for them. For the comfort and enjoyment of other patrons do not bring your pets with you.

What happens if it rains?
All patrons are advised to make provisions for wet weather. The use of umbrellas during screenings is not permitted as it obstructs the view of other audience members. To keep updated on weather, please visit our Facebook page and "like" us.

How will I know if the screening is cancelled?
In the event that a screening is cancelled, information will be posted on our website and at our Facebook page. Please note: due to changing weather conditions cancellations may need to occur at short notice.

Can I drive to the event?

All locationsSome locations have limited parking within the venue or in surrounding streets, however we do encourage patrons to use public transport or car pool to reduce traffic congestion, and to ensure all patrons arrive on time.

Newcastle: There will be road closure points around the event precinct including: 

  • Watt Street at Church Street to Reserve Road
  • Ordnance Street at Newcomen, Baker and Wolfe Street 
  • Reserve Road to Bingle Street at High Street 
  • Cliff Street at High Street
  • Memorial and Parkway Avenue
  • Kitchener Parade
  • The Terrace  

A FREE shuttle bus service will leave from King Street Carpark (in front of Mall Parking Station) and will run from 4pm until 11.59pm. The service will make drop offs and pick-ups at King Edward Park.

The Event Promoter does NOT take responsibility for parking fines or break-ins or damage to vehicles - please note all relevant signage when parking, and take all valuables with you.

» The links provided are to websites controlled or offered by third parties (non-Newcastle Permanent).

We require quality and reliable food vendors at these events. If you are interested in joining us please complete the form below.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the event we do not accept retail vendors such as glow sticks, market stalls etc. to minimise the outlay by families attending our free events.

As space is limited for vendors per site, the event organiser reserves the right to select the necessary vendors for each location.

To register your details with us please complete the enquiry form below and submit to sponsorships@newcastlepermanent.com.au. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.