Free Movies by the Boulevard 2013
13 Dec 2012
Sydney Olympic Park – the ultimate location for fun and FREE things to do in Sydney – will see the 12th season return of the popular alfresco cinema series, Movies by the Boulevard, from 2-13 January 2013.
Featured in the renowned Kids in the Park school holiday activities program, Movies by the Boulevard 2013 is one of many FREE kids activities at Sydney Olympic Park and the event will operate for 12 consecutive nights at the iconic Cathy Freeman Park (opposite ANZ Stadium) on Olympic Boulevard.
Designed to delight audiences of all ages, Movies by the Boulevard 2013 will showcase 11 movies from various genres, before culminating with a collection of culturally-diverse short films from the ‘Short Soup International Short Film Festival.
Movies will commence on the big-screen at 8.30pm on all 12 event nights.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Cathy Freeman Park from 6.00pm. Attendees will also have the option of pre-movie dining at many restaurants and cafés across Sydney Olympic Park, and home-packed picnics, cushions, blankets and low-chairs are welcome at Movies by the Boulevard.
Also from 6.00pm on six selected blockbuster family-nights – 2, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 January – parents will get to kick-back and relax while the kids are kept busy with a fun range of pre-movie activities including face-painting, balloon-bending and arts and crafts, presented by the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Participants will be asked to make a $2 donation to the Australian charity and Starlight merchandise will also be available for purchase at Movies by the Boulevard 2013. All funds raised at the event will help Starlight brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
Presented by Sydney Olympic Park Authority in partnership with radio 2UE, Movies by the Boulevard 2013 is expected to see tens of thousands of Sydneysiders flock to the FREE event, which is among the most popular on the Sydney Olympic Park summer entertainment calendar.
“Hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed Movies by the Boulevard since its inaugural season. It is undoubtedly one of the Park’s best-attended summer events and I think that’s largely due to the fact that outdoor cinema with friends and family is a quintessential summer highlight,” said Leah Tasker of Sydney Olympic Park Authority.
“Movies by the Boulevard provides the perfect setting and quality entertainment for families and friends to celebrate the summer holiday period without having to spend a cent. The best things in life are FREE after all!” added Ms Tasker.