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Join us at Civic Park for a fun evening at our free outdoor cinema.

5:30pm, Saturday 10 February 2018

Civic Park, Armidale


Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars is Australia’s largest, free regional outdoor cinema program. This season we’re bringing the charming animation, The Secret Life of Pets to Armidale!

Before the sun sets and the movie gets underway enjoy a great line up of free entertainment including circus workshops by Circus in Education, small-sided football and live music by talented acts.

Don’t forget to bring your cameras to get a photo with Mel from The Secret Life of Pets.

The movie will start once the sun has set.

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Secret Life of Pets

Featured Movie - The Secret Life of Pets

The quiet life of a domestic terrier named Max turns upside down after his owner brings home Duke, a large and bumbling mutt. Moreover, the two dogs get lost in Manhattan and will have to join forces against a gang of abandoned pets to return home, while their friends set out through the city to rescue them.

Duration: 1hr 27min
Rated: G
Showing at: Lismore, Dubbo, Forster, Nelson Bay, Singleton, Grafton and Armidale

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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.

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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.