Movies at The Nook

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Sunset cinema and fun activities in Sunbury

Movies at The Nook is a free, non-ticketed community event. You do not need a ticket to attend but we strongly advise registering your interest via our Eventbrite page to get the latest announcements and updates.

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Photos from Movies at The Nook 2023



Saturday 1 April 2023

4pm – 6pm | Pre-movie entertainment

Enjoy some family fun activities before the sun goes down for the movies!

6pm | Minions: The Rise of Gru

Rated PG | Family, animation, adventure, comedy | 87mins

Synopsis: A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions. Watch trailer.

8pm | Top Gun: Maverick

Rated M | Action, drama | 131mins

Synopsis: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Watch trailer.


Sunday 2 April 2023:

4pm – 6pm | Pre-movie entertainment

Enjoy some family fun activities before the sun goes down for the movies!

6pm | Clifford the Big Red Dog

Rated PG | Animation, comedy, family | 97mins

Synopsis: When Emily Elizabeth meets a magical animal rescuer who gives her a little red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant, 10-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. With her single mother away on business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle set out on an adventure that takes a bite out of the Big Apple. Watch trailer.

8pm | The Castle

Rated M | Comedy, Australian, Drama | 88mins

Synopsis: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their home. Watch trailer.


Line-up of activities and food

Come early to join in on the free activities between 4pm – 6pm, including:

  • face painting
  • unicorn rides
  • butterfly enclosure
  • music by local emerging artist, Helena Riley

Food trucks and coffee cart open from 4pm - 10pm:

  • Grillz on Wheelz food truck
  • JDs Kitchen food truck
  • Marstown Coffee van
  • The Candy Cave confectionary stall
  • Free popcorn available - limited supplies



How do I book a ticket?

This event is free for the community. You don't need a ticket but we recommend registering your interest so organisers have an idea of expected attendance. Registering your interest will also ensure that you get the latest news for this event - including movie selections! 

How do I reserve my seats for the movies?

Since the event takes place outdoors, there is no designated seating. First in best dressed. We recommend arriving early so you can pick the spot that best suits you and your party.  

There are no seats nor beanbags provided, so please bring your own chairs, rugs or picnic mats to enjoy the movies. Please note, the event site is on a decent slope.

What should I wear or bring to the event?

We recommend that you dress according to the weather. It may get cold at night once the sun goes down. Umbrellas are permitted. Please bring your own chairs, rugs, blankets or picnic mats for seating.

What happens if it rains?

The event will proceed whether rain or shine, and will only be cancelled in the instance of severe weather. If that happens, we will notify registered attendees via email updates. Please register your interest if you wish to get these notices. Updates will also appear on our website and social media. 

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

You are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. No glass is permitted. We also have food on offer to purchase at the event. 

Can I bring my pets?

Yes, the event is pet friendly. All pets must be on a leash and owners must always keep control of their pets.

Is there parking available?

Parking is only available on neighbouring streets, including Eadie and Aitken Streets. Motorists with an Accessible (Disabled) Parking Permit can park at The Nook carpark on Vaughan Street.

Is public transportation available?

Yes, Bus 479 and Bus 486 stop in front of The Nook on Vaughan Street. Please refer to Public Transport Victoria website and app on the day for route information and updates.

Where can I do pick ups and drop offs near the event?

You can drop off or pick up family and friends at The Nook carpark on Vaughan Street. There will be a traffic marshal managing this.

Who can attend?

The event is open to all ages. Please note the movie ratings to determine suitability for children.