Bring the family to the free Movie in the Park Rothwell event on October 22 at Peter Morris Park.
It’s part of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s bumper community events program for 2022.
The film, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (PG), will be screened at the event which is on from 5-8pm. The movie is expected to start about 6pm.
Movie snacks will be available for sale before the movie and Oyster Point Scouts will be cooking a sausage sizzle. There’s also free facepainting before the movie.
Moreton Bay Regional Councillor Sandra Ruck (Div 5) says she hopes to see locals from around the Peninsula and Deception Bay turn out for Rothwell’s Movie in the Park.
“I have to confess I’m not an avid Pokemon fan, but this is a story about teamwork, courage, and friendship. So it’s a flick for everyone,” she says.
“But I am a Ryan Reynolds fan, because any film he’s in is guaranteed to be funny.
“Mostly I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get together for an event like this again, after the COVID years.
“So, bring a blanket, pack a picnic, or enjoy some of the treats on offer, and then sit back and relax with family and friends under the stars at Rothwell.
“This is the perfect way to entertain with family and friends and start enjoying the warmer nights out in our great region.”
Big program of events
Mayor Peter Flannery says this is one of dozens of events being held this financial year, in direct response to calls from locals for more festivals and activities in their suburbs and neighbourhoods.
“We’ve heard you and we’re acting to deliver more great local events close to home, so it’s close to home and easy for local families,” he says.
“In the era of Netflix, I love the idea of locals heading out and coming together for a movie. It’s the closest this generation will get to a drive-in, I think.”
Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism Founder and CEO Shane Newcombe says smaller community events at local venues are the perfect way to bring residents together in their own neighbourhoods.
“You can grab the kids, some chairs and blankets and walk to these events with your neighbours and friends,” Mr Newcombe says.
What: Movie in the Park Rothwell
When: Saturday, October 22
Where: Peter Morris Park
Cost: Free entry
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