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Movies coming to a park near you

Wednesday January 8 2020

Palmerston North City Council is continuing its summer Movies in Parks programme, with the next three events coming to Bunnythorpe, Ashhurst and Kelvin Grove.

Movies in the Parks brings hit animated films to outdoor venues, bringing communities and families together in a free festive atmosphere. The first for the summer was held at Skoglund Park, Roslyn, in December, with Council Community Advisor Norelle Ward saying the large numbers at the event were a clear indicator of the movie programme’s popularity.

The next three events, showing community selected movies, are:

  • January 17: Bunnythorpe Domain – Dumbo
  • January 31: Ashhurst Domain – Mary Poppins Returns
  • February 5: Celaeno Park, Kelvin Grove – The Lion King

“The opportunity to truly connect with people in their own spaces is great for Council. We are excited to bring discussions to these communities and invite participation in a different format,” Ward says.

Activities start at 7pm, with the movie scheduled for a 7:30pm start. Come earlier if you like, bring along your picnic dinner, rug, low chairs and get comfortable for an evening of outdoor family entertainment.

The evenings will provide an opportunity for people to talk with Council about initiatives in their communities. Speakers will vary across the evenings, and could include representatives from emergency management, local libraries, parks and infrastructure, alongside local community groups.

Four more events will round out the programme.

  • IPU recreation centre, Summerhill (How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World) on February 21
  • Linton Camp (Toy Story 4) February 28
  • Raleigh Street Reserve, Awapuni (Incredibles 2) on March 20
  • Longburn School (Aladdin) on March 27

If the weather is not kind, alternative indoor venues have been arranged. Follow the Council’s Facebook page @PNCityCouncil for wet weather venue notifications.