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Summer Movies

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Youve got a telly and a sofa in the lounge, right? So why would you want to go and sit in the park to watch a movie that first screened when your nana was a kid?

I dont know the answer but I do know that classic movies under the stars are getting more popular every year, says event organizer Antony Hodgson.

I guess its the attraction of a family event that returns us to a simpler time and put us back in touch with the people who live in our neighbourhood. This year theres a new bigger screen for the movies specially made locally and its inflatable!

Having an inflatable screen means its more portable and safer too, Antony says. Where else can you see a movie on a big screen for just a two bucks and enjoy a free Amplified Picnic with music, storytelling and games before the show, at seven of the 15 screenings. Summer Movies have a new and very appropriate sponsor this year, SolarCity, who will be providing some special lighting to guide people safely from the venues at the end of the evening.

So whats coming up on the big outdoor screen?

High Noon 1953. PG. 85mins

On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that the man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Starring Gary Cooper & Grace Kelly.

Lassie Come Home 1943. G. 89mins

Set in Depression-era Yorkshire, England, the Carracloughs are hit by hard times and forced to sell their collie, Lassie, to the rich Duke of Rudling. Lassie escapes the kennels and sets out on the long journey home.

Lili 1953. G. 81mins.

Lili stars Leslie Caron as a nave French girl who tags along with the members of a circus troupe, telling the puppets of her sadness and singing her troubles.

42nd Street 1933. G. 89mins

Set in 1932, during the early days of the Depression, a successful Broadway director launches into producing what may be his final Broadway show - at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star... Pack a picnic (BYO OK), bring a rug or your couch, wear warm clothes or your pyjamas and pocket a torch to light your way home. Movie will not screen if it is raining. If the weather is doubtful please txt: Is it on?

to 021 776623 after 7:30pm. Amplified Picnics are from 6pm preceding the Summer Movies. Amplified Picnic is FREE, remember to bring gold coins if staying for the movie.

Summer in Nelson events are presented by the Nelson City Council as a celebration for locals and an added attraction for visitors.

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