Summer Movies al Fresco


Wed 5 Jan – Sat 6 Feb, 2022 - 9-11pm (movies start at dusk)

Cost: $2 adult, $1 child unless otherwise stated

A great line up this year with a range of old and new movies with something for (nearly) everyone.

We are following COVID-19 Protection Framework protocols for outdoor gatherings that allow groups of up to 50 in a single defined space if vaccine passes are not required. At each screening there will be zones marked out, with each zone big enough for 50 people to sit comfortably spaced.

Come on your own or with your family or with your group and set up your space inside one of the zones. Masks are encouraged, especially while moving to and from your zone and please do scan in. Please bring cash for the movie which will be collected in contactless ‘piggy banks’ this year, suggested payment of $2 each adult and $1 each child.

Come and join us in costume inspired by ‘Día de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead) for the one-off screening of Coco at Washbourn Gardens; enjoy new venues and experiences in the collaborations with Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Whakatū and Te Awhina Marae, and come down early to the Isel Twilight Market each Thursday to sample some great food and browse the craft stalls.

Some of the 16 region-wide screenings will be shown with English subtitles turned on for the deaf, hard of hearing or English as a second language viewers (schedule being posted shortly). Most of the parks are flat, grassy surfaces and have accessible toilets, except Fairfield Park. 

Gather a group, a picnic, perhaps put on your favourite onesie, and join us from 7:30 pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch the region's glorious summer sunsets.  

Wrap up warm, and please pocket a torch to light your way home.  PLEASE pack it in, pack it out and keep our parks beautiful!

If the weather is marginal, text 'Is it on?' to 021 77 66 23 AFTER 7:30pm on the night.  Movies will not screen if it is raining.

*  Subtitles for the hearing impaired noted by an asterisk.

Date Movie Location
Wed 5 Jan Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  1971  G Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park, Nelson
Thu 6 Jan National Velvet  1944  G Isel Park, Stoke
Fri 7 Jan The World's Fastest Indian *  2005  PG                 Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Sat 8 Jan         

Guess Who's Coming for Dinner  1967  PG Fairfield Park, Nelson
Sun 9 Jan

Double Bill in conjunction with Village Theatre

9pm  International Jam Pot  (15 mins long) PG 

Followed by:  The World's Fastest Indian 2005  PG


Junction Green, Takaka

Wed 12 Jan National Velvet  1944  G Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park, Nelson
Thu 13 Jan The Parent Trap  *  1967  PG Isel Park, Stoke
Fri 14 Jan Coco  2017  PG Washbourn Gardens, Richmond
Sat 15 Jan Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  *  1971  G Fairfield Park , Nelson
Sun 16 Jan National Velvet  *  1944  G Riding for the Disabled Whakatū, Nelson
Thu 20 Jan Guess Who's Coming to Dinner   1967  PG Isel Park, Stoke
Fri 21 Jan Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  1971  G Tapawera Recreation Reserve
Sat 22 Jan The World's Fastest Indian  2005  PG Fairfield Park, Nelson
Sun 23 Jan  The Parent Trap Washbourn Gardens, Richmond
Fri 28 Jan Hunt for the Wildepeople

Stoke Youth Skate Park 

Sat 29 Jan Moana

Maara Wheke / Octopus's Garden, Stoke

Sat 5 Feb Moana  2016  PG

Victory Square, Nelson

Sun 6 Feb

James and Isey  2021  M

Te Awhina Marae, Motueka