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Here’s 22 Movies To Watch For FREE This Summer

By Jane Martinovich
29th Nov 2016

Here’s 22 Movies To Watch For FREE This Summer

As the evenings get warmer and lighter, nothing screams summer like watching a movie under the stars. 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic spot to snuggle up with that new summer fling or are after the ultimate hangout with your girl squad (who cares if you already know Grease word by word) – Movies in Parks have got you covered during these warmer months.
From January till March various parks around Auckland will be hosting outdoor cinemas. You’ll be able to relive your childhood with some of the classics like Mary Poppins or catch up on the blockbusters you missed from twenty sixteen (Jungle Book). The movies kick off between 7.30 and 8.00 with lots of pre movie activities to keep you entertained from 6pm.

So, grab a blanket or two, wrap up warm, bring some popcorn and catch a free flick on a balmy summer’s eve.

Here’s where and when to find Movie in the Park this season:


When: Friday, 13th January 2017 
Where: Tamakae Reserve, Waiuku.

Alice Through the Looking Glass 

When: Friday, 20th January 2017
Where: Mairangi Bay Park, Mairangi Bay.

Born to Dance 

When: Friday, 27th January 2017 
Where: Sturges Park, Otahuhu.

The Angry Birds Movie 

When: Saturday, 28th January 2017
Where: Keith Park, Weymouth.

Jungle Book 

When: Saturday, 29th January 2017 
Where: Brains Park, Kelston.

Eddie the Eagle 

When: Friday, 3rd Feburary 2017
Where: Luckens Reserve, West Harbour.

Inside Out

When: Saturday, 4th Feburary 2017 
Where: Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough

Hunt for the Wilder People 

When: Sunday, 5th Feburary 2017
Where: Olympic Park Sports Field, New Lynn.


When: Friday, 10 February 2017
Where: Windsor Reserve, Devonport.


When: Saturday, 11 February 2017
Where: Riversdale Reserve, Avondale.

The Three Cousins 

When: Friday, 17 February 2017
Where: David Lange Park, Mangere.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 

When: Saturday, 18 February 2017
Where: Cranwell Park, Henderson.

Finding Dory 

When: Friday, 24 February 2017
Where: Central Park, Papakura.

The Secret Life of Pets

When: Saturday, 25 February 2017
Where: Sunkist Bay Reserve, Beachlands.


When: Friday, 3 March 2017
Where: Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier.

The Good Dinosaur 

When: Saturday, 4 March 2017
Where: Collins Park, Greenhithe.

Mary Poppins 

When: Friday, 10 March 2017
Where: Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden.

Kung Fu Panda 3

When: Friday, 17 March 2017
Where: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

When: Saturday, 18 March 2017
Where: Roberta Reserve, Glendowie.

Ice Age 5: Collusion Course 

When: Friday, 24 March 2017
Where: Hoani Waititi Marae, Glen Eden.


When: Saturday, 25 March 2017
Where: To be confirmed.

Big Disney Announcement

When: Friday, 31 March 2017
Where: Pt England Reserve, Glen Innes.

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Image credit: Hunt For The Wilderpeople

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