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Palmerston North's Pop-Up Cinema

Monday August 3 2015

For one night only, the alleyway is being decked out with a projector, bean bags, string lights, potted plants and Astroturf to create an outdoor cinema.

Bring a deck chair and a blanket to watch "The Human Scale" next Wednesday, August 12.

The documentary, by distinguished Danish Director Andreas Dalsgaard explores the way in which cities grow and how this affects how humans interact and connect with each other.

Admission is free for the movie which is rated PG. It'll start at 5.30pm and will finish by 7.15pm.

The event is weather dependent and will be postponed until further notice if raining.

The pop-up cinema is based around Palmerston North City Council's Placemaking initiative to bring ordinary public spaces to life.

This isn't the first time an open air cinema has appeared in the city but there is hope it'll become a regular event.

The event is free thanks to the support of the Council, local businesses and the community.

"The thinking behind this initiative is to explore the concept of frequent film nights in Palmerston North showcasing anything from documentaries, old classics and children's movies", says Keegan Aplin-Thane, Policy Planner.

The plan is to start small, then to grow to larger areas across the city such as public carparks and reserves.

"We would also explore the concept for drive-in movies using FM transmission for movie audio over car stereos", Keegan says.

For more information, visit their Facebook event.