Drive-in flicks per­ma­nent

Park buys own big screen

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - Be a part of it: By DEB­BIE JAMIESON

Ev­ery­one loved Mardi Gras but while that has changed this year (dif­fer­ent name, dif­fer­ent day) this new event prom­ises to keep many of the best ele­ments – in­clud­ing Queen­stown Pri­mary School’s fundrais­ing ap­ple crum­ble, but be warned, it will be lo­cated in a dif­fer­ent and yet-to-be-re­vealed spot this year. Multi-cul­tural food stalls in­clude hangi, veni­son burg­ers, South Amer­i­can sausages, pies from Ire­land, Bel­gian waf­fles, In­dian bha­jis and French onion soup. With a back­ground of lo­cal bands and per­form­ers, it should be a great night out for all the fam­ily to mark the end of fes­ti­val and the be­gin­ning of win­ter.

Sun­day, June 30, from 4pm in the streets of Queen­stown. Drive-in movies at Queen­stown’s Re­mark­ables Park have been so pop­u­lar the com­pany has de­cided to make it a more per­ma­nent fea­ture. This week Re­mark­ables Park took de­liv­ery of a 5m by 3m screen, pur­chased to be used for more reg­u­lar movie screen­ings. New projects and events co­or­di­na­tor Leah Fitz­patrick said screens used for pop­u­lar movie screen­ings last year were hired. Now, the com­pany would be able to have more reg­u­lar movies with the fram­ing and back­ing con­tain­ers per­ma­nently in place. Up­com­ing events in­cluded two win­ter fes­ti­val movies, one for chil­dren and Cool Run­nings for adults, as well as host­ing movies dur­ing the Ad­ven­ture Film fes­ti­val held in con­junc­tion with this year’s Win­ter Games, and monthly movies dur­ing sum­mer. Also on the agenda for Re­mark­ables Parks were more reg­u­lar mar­kets at the Red Barn, in­clud­ing two dur­ing Win­ter Fes­ti­val and two as part of Win­ter Games, a fam­ily fun day and a Blues, Brews and Bar­be­cues event. Ms Fitz­patrick, who has been work­ing for the com­pany for four months, said it was all very ex­cit­ing.

Photo: DEB­BIE JAMIESON 628073066

Ta da: Re­mark­ables Park projects and events co-or­di­na­tor Leah Fitz­patrick says drive-in movies will be­come a reg­u­lar fea­ture near the Red Shed now that the com­pany has pur­chased its own screen to sit on this site.

What: Drive in Movies!

Where: Re­mark­ables Red Barn When: Fri­day, June 28. Park up at 5.30pm for 6pm start for fam­ily movie EightBelow or park up at 8.30pm for 9pm start for Cool Run­nings. Cost: $20 per car

Party: Car­ni­val time!

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