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Movies in Parks returns for summer family fun

Thursday December 5 2019

Palmerston North City Council is bringing back Movies in Parks this summer.

Movies in the Parks brings hit animated films to an outdoor venue near you, bringing communities and families together in a free festive atmosphere.

Council Community Advisor Norelle Ward says it is exciting to be able to bring back the events after how well they were received during their first outing last year. “We are really proud of the collaborative way in which Council and communities have worked together to make these great evenings happen.”

First up is the Roslyn evening at Skoglund Park, on 13 December, with the animated hit Sing selected by Facebook poll. Activities start at 7pm, with the movie scheduled for a 7.30pm start. 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.

In the new year, community-selected Movies in Parks kick off at Bunnythorpe Domain on 17 January with Dumbo, followed by:

  • Ashhurst Domain (Mary Poppins Returns) on 31 January
  • Celaeno Park, Kelvin Grove (The Lion King) on 5 February
  • IPU recreation centre, Summerhill (How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World) on 21 February
  • Linton Camp (Toy Story 4) 28 February
  • Raleigh Street Reserve, Awapuni (Incredibles 2) on 20 March
  • Longburn School (Aladdin) on 27 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.