Welcome to Films by Starlight 2015/2016;

New Zealand's longest running free outdoor cinema.
Contemporary, cult and classic films, all beneath the glorious night sky.
A Christmas Carol

Fri 18 Dec 2015, Dowse Square, 9pm.

What better way to kick off the Christmas screening than with the classic Charles Dickens tale of Miser Ebenezer Scrooge and the Christmas Carol.

Polar Express

Thurs 24 Dec 2015, Taita Centre, 6:30pm.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth.


Tues 16 Feb 2016, Waitangi Park, 9pm.
Meida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

Mary Poppins

Fri 18 Mar 2016, Dowse Square, 7:30pm.
100% Cult Classic for literally everyone…..and not many films can say that! This Disney film, based on the books by P. L. Travers, tells the story of the relationship between Edwardian-era British banker Mr. Banks and his two "impossible" children.


Fri 1 Apr 2016,
Queens Drive Reserve, Wainui 7:30pm.

With an almost impossible 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes E.T is both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups.

Dirty Dancing

Fri 15 Apr 2016, Williams Park, Days Bay 7:30pm.
Little needs to be said about this blinder of an 80’s cult classic chick flick as it returns to the massive outdoor screen of Films by Starlight.Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists.

Monsters Inc.


Fri 29 Apr 2016, Avalon Park, 7:30pm.

After exploring the worlds of toys and bugs in the two Toy Story films and A Bug's Life, the award-winning computer animation company Pixar delves into the realm of monsters with its fourth feature. Hulking, blue-furred behemoth James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) and his one-eyed assistant Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are employed by Monsters, Inc., a scream processing factory.

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