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Children enjoying the outdoor cinema series

Media Release


26 March 2024

Hollywood hits headed to Parramatta parks these holidays

City of Parramatta is bringing some of Hollywood’s biggest hits to the big screen in local parks with five nights of free family entertainment this April.

The City’s Outdoor Cinema Series will see parks across the area transformed into vibrant outdoor lounge rooms complete with food trucks for dinner and snacks including popcorn, live music and entertainment, inflatables, workshops and a free family-friendly movie.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Pierre Esber said the series gave families the opportunity to pack a picnic basket, roll out a blanket and enjoy an evening of cinema magic.

“Finding something to do during the school holidays can often test parents and kids and Council wants to take the guess work out of it with a fun and free movie night under the stars,” Cr Esber said.

“This is a chance for families to enjoy a fun, free movie night under the stars close to home these school holidays,” Cr Esber said.

“Parramatta is proud of its parks - this is a way to bring them to life for our community after dark.

“We also understand that families are doing it tough in the current economic circumstances – that’s why we are proud to host this event at no cost.” 

The Outdoor Cinema Series will also include an official opening for the newly refurbished Arthur Phillip Park in Parramatta on 19 April. The park has been transformed to include a new district-level playground with an accessible play space, nature play area, a half-court basketball space and a climbing tower.

There are additional picnic and BBQ areas with drinking water fountains, waste bins, new solar pathway lighting and landscaping and tree planting offering shade throughout the park as part of the major upgrade.

“This modern facility has come to life thanks to the significant contributions from the local community and this is the perfect opportunity to come and check it out for yourself,” Cr Esber said.

Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket. For more information, please visit the AT Parramatta website.

2024 Outdoor Cinema Series Listing

All events run from 4pm-9pm with screenings beginning at about 6pm.

  • Friday 12 April – Caber Park (North Rocks)
    DC League of Super Pets
  • Saturday 13 April – Boronia Park (Epping)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Mutant Mayhem
  • Friday 19 April – Arthur Phillip Park (Parramatta)
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Saturday 20 April – Sturt Park (Dundas)
    Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Friday 26 April – Silverwater Park (Rosehill)

All films are rated PG - parental guidance is recommended.

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