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Join us at King Edward Park for our biggest event of the season.

5:30pm, Saturday 7 January 2017

King Edward Park, Newcastle

Free

Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars, free outdoor cinema program travels to 16 beautiful locations throughout regional New South Wales during the warmer months.

To date our Newcastle event has drawn the biggest crowds of the season and we hope you can join us to celebrate our 10th season.

The wildly entertaining animation, Zootopia will light up on the big screen as the sun sets on King Edward Park and the stars come out.

Enjoy the family-friendly entertainment prior to the movie with circus workshops by Circus in Education, live musicians on stage and Blackbutt Reserve who will be bringing their Critter Encounter to get up close with some wildlife.

Bring your camera along to get a photo with one of the characters from Zootopia, who will be making an appearance at the event.

The movie will commence on the big screen once the sun has set.

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.

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

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The biggest event of the season!

Featured Movie - Zootopia



Showing at: Ballina, Dubbo, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Gosford, Coffs Harbour and Tamworth

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Duration: 104mins
Rated: PG

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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.

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