First movie night under the stars for Childers
First family screening under the stars labelled a success
THE new 20-hour RV park played host to the first Movie Under the Stars last Friday night.
With the threat of rain and and passing storm clouds, the small crowd filled the tiny park for the screening of the children’s classic Penguins of Madagascar.
With the local support from Rotary, guests were treated to hot chips, popcorn and dagwood dogs on a stick as they rolled out their blankets and cracked open the esky.
Families continued to roll in after the movie had started with upset children missing the start of the movie.
Bundaberg Regional Councils, Divisional representative Cr Bill Trevor said Council strongly support family units across the region and the free movies provided an opportunity for all residents to enjoy the glorious spring evenings and community interaction.
Cr Judy Peters, Cultural and Community Services portfolio spokesperson, said the recent pleasant evenings were a great opportunity to pack a rug, fold out chairs, sit back and relax and enjoy the entertainment.
The feature film was a family favourite, Penguins of Madagascar. Adults and children enjoyed the film with many kids burning off extra energy running around the park with friends.
A poll taken on the night by Town and Country at the event suggests the kids are keen for more movies to be held in Childers during the holidays.
With sporting events and presentations being held in Childers on the same night, crowd numbers were lower than expected.
AT THE MOVIES: Childers hosts its first Movie Under the Stars event.