Summer is around the corner and the City of Sails is where you want to be—in particular Silo Park. Now in it’s eight year, it’s set to be the best yet.
Situated at the bottom of Wynyard Quarter, Silo Park catches all the golden rays and transforms into Auckand’s favourite whanau-friendly summer hub.
Start your weekends right by heading down there at 5pm where you’ll find food trucks galore. Soak in the scents and vibe while chowing down on some of Auckland’s best street food. When the sun goes down, Silo Cinema returns. Boasting a whopping collection of blockbusters projected onto the concrete silos, it’s the perfect way to spend a Friday night.
Kicking off on 21 December, the public can choose between A Wonderful Life, Gremlins, Home Alone or Love Actually.
Following that, here are the all the movies to see at Silo Cinemas this summer.
The Incredibles 2 | 4 January
The sequel to The Incredibles was probably one of the most highly anticipated films of 2018 and it delivered everything it promised. Join the superhero family as they navigate their way through regular life while they balance the responsibility saving the world.
Black Panther | 11 January
You can never go wrong with a good Marvel film and Black Panther transforms Silo Park to Wakanda. It was the second highest grossing film worldwide in 2018 and is not to be missed.
Isle of Dogs | 18 January
Director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson recently released Isle of Dogs which showcases his signature style. Set in dystopian near-future Japan, the story follows a young boy searching for his dog after it was banished to an island after an outbreak of the canine flu.
Whale Rider | 25 January
Released in 2002, Whale Rider never gets old. Set in a small coastal New Zealand town, it tells the story of Pai, who lost her twin brother and mother in childbirth. Raised by her grandparents, she is the natural heir to Koro (the Chief and her grandfather) but because this is usually a male he refuses to believe it. Meanwhile, deep within the ocean, a herd of whales are drawn towards Pai. One person must make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people.
The Blues Brothers | 1 February
Throw it back to the 80s with The Blues Brothers at Silo Cinemas. It tells the story of Jake, who is released from prison and reunites with his brother Elwood. Together they raise money to pay back the taxes of the orphanage they grew up in to save it from closing. Bringing their band, The Blues Brothers, back together is the only way they can earn the money. Expect enemies and obstacles with the police along the way.
Solo: A Star Wars Story | 8 February
Join Han Solo’s newly found forces of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca as they board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a new adventure in a galaxy far, far away. May the force be with you.
The Princess Bride |14 February
Get lovey-dovey at Silo Cinema on Valentine’s Day while watching the classic romance, The Princess Bride. The fairy tale adventure is about two separated lovers who do everything in their power to be together again. Although it was released in the late 80s, The Princess Bride has earned a cult following as one of the best love stories of all time.
Jurassic Park | 15 February
Stephen Spielberg film, Jurassic Park shook the scene in 1993 and has become a classic. What was once believed as a safe theme park for dinosaurs quickly becomes otherwise when the predators break free causing chaos for a group of visitors.
Shoplifters | 22 February
Shoplifters tells the story of a family who needs to shoplift in order to survive. While out stealing groceries, they discover Yuri, a homeless girl and take her home to look after her. A crowd favourite during the New Zealand International Film Festival, it’s a must see.
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