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Free family movies

This summer local parks will be transformed into outdoor cinemas.

Movies under the stars

Movies under the stars

With the weather warming up, what better way to spend the 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. After all, it would be a shame to lock yourself indoors when the evening weather is perfect for relaxing outdoors.

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

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 to be ahead of updates, including cancellations.

Movies under the stars program:

November 2017

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday 4 November Mudgeeraba Creek State School, Gold Coast-Springbrook Road, Mudgeeraba Trolls - Animation | Family
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done
Food Truck Fiesta
Pre-movie interactive kids fun with Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Animal Management Be Pet Smart Show
Saturday 18 November Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport Boss Baby - Animation | Comedy | Family
A suit‐wearing, briefcase‐carrying baby pairs up with his seven‐year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Rated PG: 97 minutes
Animal Management Be Pet Smart Show
Saturday 18 November Kingsmore Park, Kingsmore Boulevard, Reedy Creek Lego Batman Movie - Animation | Family | Action
Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
Rated PG: 104 minutes
Pre-movie interactive kids fun with Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks available for purchase

December 2017

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Friday 1 December Coomera Rivers State School, 81 Finnegan Way, Coomera The BFG - Adventure | Family | Fantasy
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind‐hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.
Rated PG: 107 minutes
Start time: 7pm
Animal Management Be Pet Smart Show
Saturday 9 December Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway Arthur Christmas - Animation | Adventure | Family
Santa's clumsy son, Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.
Rated G: 97 minutes
Start time: 7pm
Pre-movie interactive kids fun with Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks available for purchase
Animal Management Be Pet Smart Show
Saturday 16 December Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport Polar Express - Animation | Adventure | Family
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Rated G: 100 minutes
Animal Management Be Pet Smart Show
Saturday 16 December Somerset Park, 84 Swanton Drive, Mudgeeraba Moana - Animation | Family | Adventure
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the demigod, Maui, reaches an impetuous chieftain's daughter's island, Moana answers the ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Rated PG: 107 minutes
Start time: 7pm
Food Truck Fiesta
Pre-movie interactive kids fun with Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Saturday 23 December Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Court, Bonogin Muppet Christmas Carol - Comedy | Drama | Family
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Rated G: 85 minutes
Start time: 7pm
Pre-movie interactive kids fun with Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks available for purchase
Animal Management Be Pet Smart Show

January 2018

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday 6 January Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 13 January Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 20 January Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 20 January Schusters Park, 506 Schusters Road, Tallebudgera A Dog's Purpose - Adventure | Comedy | Drama
A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.
Rated PG: 100 minutes
Pre-movie interactive kids fun with Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks available for purchase
Saturday 27 January Gold Coast Botanic Gardens, 258 Ashmore Road, Benowa To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 27 January Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh To be confirmed To be confirmed

February 2018

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday 3 February Biggera Waters State School, Coombabah Road, Biggera Waters To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 10 February Viney Park, Yaun Street, Coomera To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 17 February Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 17 February Bill Thomson Park, 95 Murtha Drive, Elanora To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 24 February Miami State Primary School, Oceanic Drive, Mermaid Waters To be confirmed To be confirmed

March 2018

Date Location Movie details Extra activities
Saturday 3 March Ashmore State Primary School, Currumburra Road, Ashmore To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 10 March Arundel State School, 185 Napper Road, Arundel To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 10 March Galleon Park, Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters Boss Baby - Animation | Comedy | Family
A suit‐wearing, briefcase‐carrying baby pairs up with his seven‐year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Rated PG: 97 minutes
Food Truck Fiesta
Pre-movie interactive kids fun with Sparky Do Dah from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Saturday 17 March Worongary State School, Delta Cove Drive, Worongary To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 24 March Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade Southport To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 24 March Frascott Park, Yodelay Street, Varsity Lakes To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 31 March Pimpama State School, Hotham Creek Road, Pimpama To be confirmed To be confirmed
Saturday 31 March Norm Rix Park, Government Road, Labrador To be confirmed To be confirmed

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