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Join us under the stars

Grab your picnic baskets and your favourite people – Cinema under the Stars is returning to 11 stunning locations across regional NSW!

Come along to this FREE family-friendly outing and enjoy an open-air screening of Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG).

Along with the good vibes, we’ll bring an evening full of live music, heaps of activities and of course – free popcorn.

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Cinema under the Stars returns to regional NSW

To keep up to date with important info for your local event, click your location below and RSVP on Facebook.

16-Feb-24 FORSTER The Tanks (Bicentennial Park) Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 2022)
17-Feb-24 PORT MACQUARIE Westport Park Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 2022)
15-Mar-24 TAMWORTH Bicentennial Park Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 2022)
16-Mar-24 ARMIDALE Civic Park Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 2022)
5-Apr-24 MAITLAND  Maitland Park Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 2022) 
6-Apr-24   LAKE MACQUARIE Speers Point Park Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 2022)
19-Apr-24  LISMORE  Crozier Field Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 2022)

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  • yellow picnic basket Bring your picnic Pack your rug and nibbles.
  • green musical note Live entertainment Enjoy local artists and games for kids.
  • purple knife and fork graphic Visit the food vans Food and non-alcoholic drinks available to purchase.

Helpful information

Have a question? FAQs for your local event are available on your local Facebook cinema event listing.

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

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 and submit to sponsorships@newcastlepermanent.com.au. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Will it cost to attend Cinema under the Stars?

Our Cinema under the Stars events are free to attend for the whole family. It's our way of giving back to the communities that support us. There will be a couple of food vendors, however you are more than welcome to pack a picnic.

Can I bring my dog?

Our Cinema under the Stars events are pet-free events so we can ensure all of our attendees are comfortable and can enjoy the evening. Thanks for your understanding.

What happens if it rains?

We hope for clear skies, but our events can be impacted by mother nature. To get regular updates about the event and any weather impact, click 'interested' or 'going' on your local Cinema under the Stars event page on Facebook.

Can I bring food?

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 a chair?

You're allowed to bring your own chair, however we ask that you sit in a designated area behind all attendees who are sitting on the ground.

What time does it start?

We have entertainment from 5.00pm, and the movie will start at sundown. We can't wait to see you there!

Will there be food vendors?

Yes we will have food vendors available at our Cinema under the Stars events, but you're also welcome to bring your own picnic to the event.

Can I bring my pram?

Prams are allowed at all of our events. However we ask that all prams and chairs to sit in a designated area behind the attendees who sit on the ground.

Is alcohol permitted?

No, all of our Cinema under the Stars events are alcohol free events.

Are captions available?

Movies at all locations will include captions to ensure everyone in our community can enjoy the movie.

Why did you pick these movies?

Our Cinema under the Stars events are family-friendly events so we aim to select films that are appropriate for the wider community. We hope you enjoy them!

How can I find out more?

You can find out more in each Facebook event page here.

When taking any photos or videos at our events and/or sharing on social media, please respect the privacy of others and refrain from sharing images of other people without their consent.

Newcastle Permanent, part of Newcastle Greater Mutual Group Ltd (“our”, “us”, “we”) may film and photograph our community events for promotional and marketing purposes. Both audio and video footage may be captured.

As an audience member attending a Newcastle Permanent event, you and your children may appear in the images and footage captured. Whilst audience members may be identifiable in the images or footage captured, primarily we seek to film and photograph the audience as a body, rather than any particular individual audience members.

We may use and publish the images and footage indefinitely for promotions made by or for Newcastle Permanent in various media formats including online media, social media, print, TV, and posters. Newcastle Permanent takes no responsibility for third parties obtaining or using the images or footage once published.

The images and footage may be shared with third parties and may be sent overseas, such as to websites or social media platforms not hosted in Australia.

If you do not want to appear in images or footage captured at a Newcastle Permanent event, please notify a member of our team upon your arrival. Otherwise, by attending the event, you consent to the use and disclosure of images or footage of you and your children in accordance with this notice and our Privacy and Credit Reporting Policy.

You can read more about how NGM Group handles your personal information in our Privacy and Credit Reporting Policy, including how to make a complaint about a privacy issue.

For more information please email marketing@newcastlepermanent.com.au

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