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Movies under the stars

Movies under the stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars?

Meet up with family and friends or just get out with the kids to Movies under the stars, which is on offer right across the city... and best of all they're free.

Take advantage of the fantastic food truck options and interactive kids fun, or pack yourselves a picnic and head along to a location near you to take advantage of this City of Gold Coast initiative. 

Select from the drop-down headings below to find out what's on at a park near you.

Make sure you add one, two or all of the below dates to your calendar and follow the City of Gold Coast's Facebook page for updates, including cancellations.

Movies under the stars program

October 2018

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday, 6 October Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport Ferdinand - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Destined to become a fearless fighting bull, the young pacifist and flower-loving calf, Ferdinand, summons up the courage to escape from a Spanish bull-training camp, to finally find himself on little Nina's idyllic and fragrant farm. However, an unfortunate run-in with a busy golden bee will send the immense but peaceful animal back to the old Casa del Toro academy, where the famous matador, El Primero, usually selects his worthy bovine opponents for the arena. Does Ferdinand hide a fierce champion underneath a mountain of muscles, or is he a gentle giant after all?
Rated PG: 108 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Saturday, 6 October Bill Thomson Park, 95 Murtha Drive, Elanora Captain Underpants - Animation | Action | Comedy
Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Rated PG: 89 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 13 October Robina State High School, 1 Investigator Drive, Robina Big Hero 6 - Animation | Action | Adventure
When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, Neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6."
Rated PG: 150 minutes
Movie starts at 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 20 October Norm Rix Park, Government Road, Labrador Captain Underpants - Animation | Action | Comedy
Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Rated PG: 89 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Cancelled due to the weather
Saturday, 20 October
Marymout Catholic Primary School, 261/283 Reedy Creek Road, Burleigh Waters Wonder – Drama | Family
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heart-warming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Rated PG: 113 minutes
Movie starts at 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 27 October Schusters Park, Heather Street, Tallebudgera The Greatest Showman - Biography | Drama | Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Rated PG: 105 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 27 October Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Court, Bonogin Ferdinand - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Destined to become a fearless fighting bull, the young pacifist and flower-loving calf, Ferdinand, summons up the courage to escape from a Spanish bull-training camp, to finally find himself on little Nina's idyllic and fragrant farm. However, an unfortunate run-in with a busy golden bee will send the immense but peaceful animal back to the old Casa del Toro academy, where the famous matador, El Primero, usually selects his worthy bovine opponents for the arena. Does Ferdinand hide a fierce champion underneath a mountain of muscles, or is he a gentle giant after all?
Rated PG: 108 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm

November 2018

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday, 3 November Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport The Greatest Showman - Biography | Drama | Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Rated PG: 105 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Saturday, 3 November Caningeraba State Primary School, Whistler Drive, Burleigh Waters Paddington 2 - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Rated PG: 103 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 10 November Arundel State School, 185 Napper Road, Arundel The Jungle Book - Adventure | Drama | Family
After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.
Rated PG: 106 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 10 November Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach Jumanji - Action | Adventure | Comedy
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Rated PG: 119 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 17 November Cos Zantiotis Open Space, 112 Brisbane Road, Labrador Coco – Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Rated PG: 105 minutes
Movie starts at 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 24 November Schusters Park, Heather Street, Tallebudgera Coco – Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Rated PG: 105 minutes
Movie starts at 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 24 November Mudgeeraba State School, 32-48 Old Coach Road, Mudgeeraba Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle – Action | Adventure | Comedy
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Rated PG: 119 minutes
Movie starts at 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm

December 2018

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday, 1 December Central Park, Central Park Drive, Varsity Lakes Captain Underpants - Animation | Action | Comedy
Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Rated PG: 89 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4:30pm
Friday, 7 December Coomera Rivers State School
81-87 Finnegan Way, Coomera
The Star – Animation | Adventure | Comedy
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
Rated G: 86 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Saturday, 15 December Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport The Star – Animation | Adventure | Comedy
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
Rated G: 86 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Saturday, 22 December Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach The Star – Animation | Adventure | Comedy
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
Rated G: 86 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4:30pm
Saturday, 29 December TBC TBC

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