Waterfront to host free family movies

SCREEN TIME: A crowd settles in for movies on the waterfront last year.

Two family movies will screen free on Geelong’s waterfront, City hall has announced.

Steampacket Gardens would host an audience for Cats from 6.30pm Friday before screening Mickey’s Magical Christmas as the same time on 14 December.

“People can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat from traders and settle in on the grass for the films,” City Hall said.

“The Cars screening … welcomes a special appearance from a life-size Mack the Truck from the film. Special pre-entertainment from the Mik Maks as well as craft activities and face painting are scheduled for 5.30pm prior to the screening of Mickey’s Magical Christmas on 14 December.”

City Hall was running the screenings with youth volunteer group Fluke after previously showing free movies at Steampacket Gardens and central Geelong’s Lt Malop St precinct.

Mayor Bruce Harwood urged families to attend the screenings while also taking in other council activities around central Geelong during the festive season.

“This is a great chance for our community to celebrate Christmas in a fun and relaxed, family-friendly setting on our beautiful waterfront,” he said.

“The two movies being screened are both family favourites, and there will be lots of other activities for kids, including craft, face painting and live music.

“And don’t forget our famous floating Christmas tree right nearby, with its spectacular light show every 15 minutes from 8.30pm. Best of all, it’s a free event, so I encourage everyone to head along and enjoy this great time of year together.”

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