What’s On [Fitzroy North]: Neighbourhood Watch Cinema


The Big Steal

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Umbrella Entertainment has announced an absolute ripper lineup of iconic Australian films screening for free as part of its Neighbourhood Watch Cinema program.

The free community sunset cinema experience will happen every Friday next month, from March 4-25.

The event family-friendly with local food vendors and live acoustic music from 7:30pm each Friday night.

See the full program below.

WHEN Every Friday in March, 7:30pm-11:00pm
WHERE Linear Park Reserve (corner of Nicholson St and Park St), Fitzroy North

The Big Steal (1990)

Friday, 4 March
On Monday Danny Clark is the reluctant recipient of a birthday present he would rather forget, his father’s old Nissan Cedric. By Tuesday he has asked the beautiful Joanna Johnson out on a date… only problem is, he promised to pick her up in a Jaguar.
Director Nadia Tass
Cast Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier

The Merger (2018)

Friday, 11 March
Troy Carrington, a former professional football player returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team, the Roosters.
Director Mark Grentell
Cast Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard


Storm Boy (1976)

Friday, 18 March
Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
Director Henri SafranIan & Ian Goddard
Cast Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil
View advice Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that Storm Boy contains the names, images, and voices of people now passed.

The Babadook (2014)

Friday, 25 March
A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children’s book titled “Mister Babadook” manifests in their home.
Director Jennifer Kent
Cast Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall

Review: A bad book makes for a great movie


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