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Have fun at our free family-friendly outdoor cinema!

5:30pm, Friday 11 January 2019
Tomaree Sports Complex, Field 1 (Footy Oval) Nelson Bay
Free

Enjoy an evening under the night sky as Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars returns to Nelson Bay. 

Our free outdoor cinema provides a fun family night out with a line-up of talented entertainers and the charming film, Paddington 2.     

The little ones can practise their circus skills with Circus in Education while the family sits back and enjoys the brilliant musicians playing live on the night.

Or refine you football (soccer skills) with the help of Northern NSW Football!

And don’t forget your camera – we hear Paddington may be dropping by! 

As the sun goes down the movie will begin on the big screen. 

Keep up to date on Facebook with the latest event information or by liking us.

Poster featuring Paddington 2 movie poster

Featured Movie - Paddington 2



Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Duration: 1hr 43min
Rated: PG
Showing at: Ballina, Mudgee, Nelson Bay, Grafton, Tamworth, Lake Macquarie

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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.

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. We will confirm pick up and drop off points with you soon. Keep an eye out here and on our Facebook Page for further details.

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.