Enjoy a classic family movie under the stars

Posted Friday 9 November, 04:58pm

Cinema Pop Up is coming back to Ararat this Summer, and is free for all if you book your tickets online.

Cinema Pop Up is coming back to Ararat this Summer, and is free for all if you book your tickets online.

Featuring an outdoor movie experience at Elizabeth Park, Cinema Pop Up is about providing locals and visitors the opportunity to experience an outdoor cinema and all the entertainment surrounding the event in a local environment.

Cinema Pop Up was planned for Ararat in late 2017, but due to inclement weather was cancelled.

Cinema Pop up will run for four nights only, from Thursday, November 22 up to and including Sunday, November 25 and will catering for all featuring the following favourite family movies:

•          Thursday, November 22 – Elf (PG)

•          Friday, November 23 – Boss Baby (G)

•          Saturday, November 24 – Captain America (M)

•          Sunday, November 25 – The Batman Lego Movie (PG)

The pop-up roadshow will feature frozen drinks, popcorn and a bar, and encourages families to come along early, get a good spot, and set up with blankets and cushions for a picnic before the movie kicks off.

Tickets are limited and available for free only when booking online.

“Cinema Pop Up is a unique outdoor experience for one weekend only,” Ararat Rural City Council CEO, Dr Tim Harrison said.

“It will coincide with a number of activities taking place over that weekend, including Run with the Wind Ararat and the Elmhurst Twilight Market. There will be lots of visitors and locals out and about, so why not enjoy a classic movie under the stars for something a bit different?

“There is also a good message behind the event, with support coming from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).”

TAC senior road safety manager Samantha Cockfield said Cinema Pop-Up is a new way for the TAC to get its road safety message into regional Victoria.

"Victorians are four times more likely to die on country roads, so we're always looking for new ways to help country Victorians get home safely, every time they get behind the wheel,” she said.

Cinema Pop Up is the largest outdoor regional cinema operator in Victoria, with pop ups running throughout regional Victoria all summer.

Cinema Pop Up Director Kate Hardwick said the team was excited to bring an event of this calibre to Ararat.

“These are the types of experiences you’d traditionally only be able to access in metro cities, however we understand and value the importance of local communities,” she said.

“Having these magnificent partners on board together with support from Ararat Rural City Council means we can offer a free experience people can share in together.”

Free tickets are now available online at www.CinemaPopUp.com.au/Ararat or paid tickets are available at the gate for the cost of $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Patrons can bring in food, however no drinks will be allowed through the gates.