It’s Willy and the Wizard!

Classic family films will be shown on the big screen in neighbourhoods across Hume, via Council’s new Summer Sessions – Movies & Music series.

The cinema favourites shall be presented outdoors in January, February and March 2016, and the events will be free to attend.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said she hoped that hundreds of families would take advantage of Summer Sessions – Movies & Music.

“Council is proud to screen movies like The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, and everyone’s favourite golden ticket fantasy, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“The films are suited to people of all ages, and will include Big Hero 6, Minions, and Inside Out.

“Summer Sessions – Movies & Music will be a unique experience, as people relax with friends and family on a balmy summer’s evening.

“While I’m sure each movie classic will be a hit in itself, we’ve also organised some local musicians to perform before the films start.”

The Summer Sessions – Movies & Music program will incorporate many areas of Hume, on the following dates:

• Saturday 9 January 2016, at Greenvale Recreation Centre, 31 Barrymore Road, Greenvale. Movie: Big Hero 6;
• Saturday 23 January 2016, at Moonee Ponds Creek Parkland, 20 Coopers Hill Drive, Westmeadows. Movie: The Wizard of Oz;
• Friday 5 February 2016, at Civic Plaza, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows. Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory;
• Saturday 20 February 2016, at Progress Reserve, 27-59 Almurta Avenue, Coolaroo. Movie: Minions; and
• Saturday 5 March 2016, at Roxburgh Park Homestead, 20 Wiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park. Movie: Inside Out.

Food stalls and music will start at 6pm on each date, with the movie to commence from 7pm.

Cr Patsikatheodorou called on everyone to note down the movie dates in their 2016 calendars.

“There’s nothing quite like a really good movie, and Summer Sessions – Movies & Music will offer a very memorable evening,” she said.

“I’m sure that many people will want to secure a place on the grass so I encourage residents to book their free spots in advance.

“For details on how to book a ticket, go to or visit the Hume Events Facebook page.”

A total of two additional movie screenings have been planned by local community groups for the following dates:

• Saturday 20 February 2016, at Sunbury Village Green, Stawell Street, Sunbury, presented by Sunbury Community Health and Homegrown Events; and
• Friday 18 March 2016, at Highlands Lake, 1 North Shore Drive, Craigieburn, thanks to the Highlands Community Residents’ Group (please note: this event requires a paid ticket).

Cr Patsikatheodorou said she looked forward to seeing many residents outdoors at the movies.

“Hume is a thriving community and summer is a terrific season to celebrate the wonderful place that we call home,” she said.

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Posted on 12:00 AM, 14 December 2015

Updated : 11:51 AM, 14 December 2015

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