Summer Movies al Fresco

Wed 4 Jan - Sunday 5 February, 9pm-11pm (movies start at dusk)

$2 adult, $1 child

A great collection of movies screened in parks from Nelson to Takaka. Join us in your animal onesie at one of the screenings of The Lion King Reo Maori.

Enjoy movies in new venues and sample some great food at the Isel Twilight Market. A number of screenings will be shown with English subtitles turned on for the deaf, hard of hearing or English as a second language viewers (* on schedule).

Most parks are flat, grassy surfaces and have accessible toilets, except Fairfield Park. Please contact us on 021 776 623 if you have accessibility questions. Gather a group, a picnic, load up the couch and join us from 7.30pm to play giant board games, talk with each other and watch the regions’ glorious summer sunsets.

Wrap up warm and pocket a torch to light your way home. If it looks like rain, please text ‘Is it on?’ to 021 776 623 after 7.30pm on the night.

For up-to-date details see or the Summer Movies Al Fresco Facebook page.

Please pack it in, pack it out and keep our parks beautiful!

*  Subtitles for the hearing impaired noted by an asterisk.

Date Movie Location
Wed 4 Jan The Adventures of Robin Hood  1930  G Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park, Nelson
Thu 5 Jan Jailhouse Rock *  1957  PG Isel Park, Stoke 
Fri 6 Jan The Lion King Reo Māori *  1994  G                 Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Sat 7 Jan        

Romeo and Juliet  1996  M Fairfield Park, Nelson
Sun 8 Jan

The Adventures of Robin Hood  1930  G 

Sustainable Living Centre, Takaka

Wed 11 Jan The Italian Job  1969  PG Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park, Nelson
Thu 12 Jan Romeo and Juliet *  1968  PG Isel Park, Stoke
Fri 13 Jan The Lion King Reo Māori  1994  G Pioneer Park, Nelson
Sat 14 Jan Jailhouse Rock  1957  PG Fairfield Park , Nelson
Sun 15 Jan Miracle on 34th Street  *  1947  G Washbourn Gardens, Richmond
Wed 18 Jan The Adventures of Robin Hood *  1930  G Washbourn Gardens, Richmond
Thu 19 Jan Hunt for the Wilderpeople  2016  PG Stoke Youth Park, Nelson
Fri 20 Jan Paddington  2014  PG Four Square Park, Brightwater
Sat 21 Jan  Miracle on 34th Street  1947  G Fairfield Park, Nelson
Fri 3 Feb The Lion King Reo Māori  1994  G

Victory Square, Nelson 

Sat 4 Feb The Lion King Reo Māori  1994  G

Ngāwhatu Park, Suffolk Road, Stoke

Sun 5 Feb Whina  2022  PG

Decks Reserve, Motueka

 Movie details:

The Lion King Reo Māori 1994 // 88 mins // G //

Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend to the throne himself. This ‘90s Disney classic is revoiced, as translated by experts in different rohe (regions) with key characters sporting different mita (dialect).

 The Adventures of Robin Hood 1930 // 102 mins // G //

In this classic original version of Robin Hood, the charismatic Errol Flynn is Sir Robin of Locksley. With his band of Merry Men, he robs from the rich, gives to the poor and still has time to woo the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland), and keep the nefarious Prince John off the throne.

 Paddington 2014 // 95 mins // PG //

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Hilarious chaos ensues!

 Miracle on 34th Street 1947 // 96 mins // G //

A truly wonderful family Christmas movie where realist Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara) and her daughter Susan (Natalie Wood), who don’t believe in fairy tales, are forced to re-examine their beliefs when they meet a man who claims to be the real Santa Claus.

 Jailhouse Rock 1957 // 96 mins // PG //

An iconic musical featuring the great Elvis Presley as young Vince Everett who, after serving time for manslaughter, becomes a teenage rock star.

 Romeo and Juliet 1998 // 138 mins // M //

Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to the screen in this stunning adaptation, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Claire Danes as Juliet and Leonardo DeCaprio as Romeo.

 Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016 // 101 mins // PG //

Ricky (Julian Dennison) is fostered by Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and Hector (Sam Neill) but all does not go to plan and Ricky and Hector end up the subjects of a national manhunt. A wonderful mix of heart and hilarity, kiwi style!

 The Italian Job 1969 // 99 mins // PG //

The classic gold heist movie, with the best mini car chase in cinema history, peppered with the attitudes and innuendo of 1969! Starring Michael Caine, Benny Hill and Noël Coward.

 Whina 2022 // 112 mins // PG //

A biopic of the trailblazing Māori leader, Dame Whina Cooper, whose extraordinary life saw her break gender boundaries, champion the rights of Māori, and fight for the land. Your koha from this screening will stay in the community to support projects through Te Āwhina Marae.