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

Cinema Under the Stars Season 10

Cinema Under the Stars - Free family fun!

Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars is now recognised as Australia’s largest free regional outdoor cinema program and we’re celebrating our 10th season.

From November to February we visit 16 beautiful locations across regional New South Wales delivering blockbuster movies, talented musicians and family-friendly entertainment into one stellar evening.

We look forward to visiting a location near you.

This season’s movies

Find an event near you


Saturday 7 January, 2017

King Edward Park, Newcastle


Friday 13 January, 2017

Maitland Park, Maitland


Friday 20 January, 2017

Allan Bull Reserve, Singleton


Saturday 21 January, 2017

Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Port Macquarie

Friday 18 November, 2016

Westport Park, Port Macquarie


Saturday 19 November, 2016

Bicentennial Park (The Tanks), Forster


Friday 17 February, 2017

Fotheringham Park, Taree


Friday 4 November, 2016

Missingham Park, Ballina


Saturday 5 November, 2016

Hepburn Park, Goonellabah


Friday 3 February, 2017

Memorial Park, Grafton

Coffs Harbour

Saturday 4 February, 2017

Coffs Harbour Showground, Coffs Harbour


Friday 10 February, 2017

Bicentennial Park, Tamworth


Saturday 11 February, 2017

Civic Park, Armidale


Friday 11 November, 2016

Botanic Gardens, Orange


Saturday 12 November, 2016

Caltex Park, Dubbo


Saturday 26 November, 2016

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:Please note, no chairs are permitted in Central Coast Stadium.

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.

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 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?
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.

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

A FREE shuttle bus will be available for our Newcastle event. The bus will pick up from the King Street Council Car Park, 92 King Street (open 5pm to 11pm, free parking), Bolton Street Car Park (open 24 hours, fees apply, see website»), and the Bar Beach Car Park (open 24 hours, free parking) and shuttle to King Edward Park from 5.30pm until the movie commences at sun down and will do return trips following the movie.

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

Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars season is held throughout November to February, across our operating footprint. We require quality and reliable food vendors at these events. If you are interested in joining us please complete the details 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.