Family movie night done differently

Published: 1 April 2019

Cardinia Shire Council is hosting the first Lakelight Cinema at Emerald Lake Park and the community is invited to bring their family movie night outdoors.

This FREE event on Friday 12 April kicks off the school holidays with a screening of the family- friendly movie The Greatest Showman (rated PG).

Cardinia Shire Deputy Mayor Councillor Collin Ross said this is a great opportunity for the community to experience one of the shire’s regional parks in a different way.

“We all know how beautiful and unique the Emerald Lake Park precinct is, but visiting the park at night offers a whole new experience and appreciation of the spaces,” Cr Ross said.

“The Lakelight Cinema night is a great opportunity for the community to come together with friends and family and see just how versatile the spaces at the Emerald Lake Park precinct can be. It’s not very often you get to watch a movie over a lake!”

The Lakelight Cinema night takes place near the boatshed picnic shelter on the south-eastern side of Lake Treganowan. Parking is at the upper carpark near the ‘Lakeside’ Puffing Billy train station.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets, cushions and chairs. Limited beanbags will be available for loan on a ‘first come’ basis.

“It’s good to arrive early at these events, particularly for the Lakelight Cinema, as Council is providing complementary popcorn before the film begins! No one wants to miss out on that!” Cr Ross said.

Seating area for the Lakelight Cinema opens from 5.45pm and the screening begins at dusk (approximately 6.30pm). Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnics to enjoy as part of their evening.

Following a great summer season of events at Emerald Lake Park, the Lakelight Cinema signals the beginning of a fun-filled program of autumn activities occurring in the park.

For more information about Lakelight Cinema and other events at the Emerald Lake Park precinct, visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/elpevents