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Picnic and a Movie in a Park - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Hosted by the Consul of the Auckland Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 30 Mar 17:30 - 22:00

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During summer in Auckland, locals know there are free movies in parks provided by various council boards which are a perfect opportunity to have a picnic with friends before settling down for a post sunset movie you haven't seen.

This one is Solo: A Star Wars Story directed by Ron Howard and gives the back story of Hans Solo famously played by Harrison Ford in the original Protected content Wars film. Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover too.

The plan is to meet a couple of hours before the movie (5.30 PM), have a picnic where you can meet and chat with fellow moviegoers before we settle down for the movie start which will be around 7.30pm. There will also be pre-movie entertainment from 5.30pm.

If you don't want to bring a picnic, there are usually food trucks and traders offering various drinks options.

It's recommended to bring a blanket, a torch (although your phone can work), maybe some pillows. Folding camping chairs are great for the picnic phase of the evening but you won't be too popular when the movie starts with the people behind you!

Also after dark the temperature can drop a bit so a jumper, fleece and other warm clothing is a good idea to bring.

(Note - If it's heavy raining then we will probably cancel but light rain shouldn't stop us!)

IMPORTANT - Since this is a free event, it can get popular so it's worth getting here on time to :
a) get a parking spot easily
b) get a good spot to watch the movie and relax!
c) a chance to meet/chat with your fellow moviegoers!

Note: Movies in Parks are smoke-free, alcohol-free and zero-waste events. Movie rating: M (violence)

Hope to see you there!

(If this is not your favourite movie in the park, check the website and maybe organise your own InterNations event using this as a template!)