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

Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars is Australia’s largest free regional outdoor cinema program and we’re celebrating our 12th season.

Over the warmer months we visit beautiful locations across regional New South Wales delivering blockbuster movies, talented musicians and family-friendly entertainment in one stellar evening.

This season our tour consists of 16 incredible locations and we kick things off in beautiful Ballina in early November. We conclude our tour in February by visiting stunning Lake Macquarie for the first time!

We look forward to visiting a location near you!

Poster featuring The Greatest Showman and Paddington 2 movie

Nelson Bay

Friday, 11 January, 2019

Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay


Saturday, 12 January, 2019

King Edward Park, Newcastle


Friday, 1 March, 2019

Maitland Park, Maitland

Lake Macquarie

Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie


Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Port Macquarie

Friday, 9 November, 2018

Westport Park, Port Macquarie


Saturday, 10 November, 2018

Bicentennial Park (The Tanks), Forster


Friday, 2 November, 2018

Missingham Park, Ballina


Saturday, 3 November, 2018

Crozier Field, Lismore


Friday, 1 February, 2019

Memorial Park, Grafton

Coffs Harbour

Saturday, 2 February, 2019

Coffs Harbour Showground, Coffs Harbour


Friday, 8 February, 2019

Bicentennial Park, Tamworth


Saturday, 9 February, 2019

Civic Park, Armidale


Friday, 16 November, 2018

Botanic Gardens, Orange


Rescheduled due to weather, now Friday, 22 February, 2019

Apex Oval, Dubbo


Rescheduled due to weather, now Saturday, 23 February, 2019.

Glen Willow Sports Complex, Mudgee

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Please take some time to read our handy FAQs below.

What are the seating arrangements?

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.

All other events: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. Download a list of Gosford's Permitted and Not-Permitted items.

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 time does the movie start? 
The movie will start at sundown. Depending on location and time of year, it’s generally between 7.45pm- 8.30pm.  

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.

Will the movie have captions?
We will happily include closed captions at any Cinema Under the Stars event if we receive a request prior to the event. It’s important to us that everyone can come along and enjoy the evening, so if you require captions, please contact us. To ensure we can meet your request, please contact us at least 48 hrs prior to the event date.

Can I drive to the event?
Some 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.

A FREE shuttle bus will be available for our Newcastle event. The bus is available from 4pm until 11.59pm and will do continuous loops every 10-15 minutes. Pick up points are Bar Beach Car Park and Bolton Street Car Park. Please refer to our Facebook page for regular updates and information.

Please note: 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.

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.

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