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Free family movies under the stars

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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

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 hypnotise 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
Rise of the Guardians – Animation | Adventure | Family
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
Rated G: 97 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free Christmas concert from 5pm
Saturday, 8 December Bill Thomson Park
95 Murtha Drive, Elanora
Captain Underpants – Animation | Action | Comedy
Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotise their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Rated G: 89 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
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 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 G: 106 minutes
Movie starts 7pm

January 2019

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday, 5 January Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport Paddington- Family | Comedy
Adapted from Michael Bond’s universally beloved books, Paddington follows the journey of an optimistic and polite young bear from Peru who travels to London in search of a home and family. When the Brown family invites him to stay with them, little do they realise how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their everyday family life.
Rated G: 95 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Saturday, 12 January Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport Paddington 2 - Family | Adventure
Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop – the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration.
Rated G: 103 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Saturday, 26 January Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach Paper Planes - Family
An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.
Rated G: 96 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm

February 2019

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday, 2 February Biggera Waters State School, Coombabah Road, Biggera Waters Trolls - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
Rated G: 92 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Saturday, 2 February Kingsmore Park, Kingsmore Boulevard, Reedy Creek Peter Rabbit - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.
Rated PG: 95 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 16 February Woodlands Park, Swanton Drive, Mudgeeraba Beauty and the Beast - Family | Fantasy | Musical
A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.
Rated PG: 129 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 23 February Broadbeach State School, Alexandra Avenue, Broadbeach Sing - Animation | Family
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theatre impresario’s attempt to save his theatre with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.
Rated PG: 108 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm
Saturday, 23 February Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads Incredibles 2 - Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
Rated PG: 118 minutes
Movie starts 7pm
Free interactive kids activities from 4.30pm

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