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Neighbourhood Watch Cinema Program Launched

23 February 2022

Join us and City of Yarra for FREE cinema screenings in March.

Neighbourhood Watch will showcase The Big Steal (1990), The Merger (2018), Storm Boy (1976) and The Babadook (2014).

Neighbourhood Watch is a family-friendly environment with food and drinks available from nearby local businesses. We encourage you to bring your own picnic blankets, beanbags, snacks and drinks.

Live acoustic music will begin at 7pm each Friday night.

Cost: FREE
When: Every Friday night in March, from 7pm onwards. Films will roll after sunset.
Where: Linear Park Reserve, corner of Nicholson St and Park St, Fitzroy North
Getting There: Car parking is very limited in this area. Please consider walking, riding or public transport when planning your visit. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your journey. There are bicycle hoops located outside Velo Cycles, across Nicholson Street.

Please note: Screenings will begin when it is dark enough. Starting times may vary.

The Big Steal (1990)
Friday, March 4
On Monday Danny Clark is the reluctant recipient of a birthday present he would rather forget, his father’s old Nissan Cedric. By Tuesday he has asked the beautiful Joanna Johnson out on a date… only problem is, he promised to pick her up in a Jaguar.

Director: Nadia Tass
Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier

The Merger (2018)
Friday, March 11
Troy Carrington, a former professional football player returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team, the Roosters.

Director: Mark Grentell
Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard

Storm Boy (1976)
Friday, March 18
Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

Directors: Henri SafranIan & Ian Goddard
Cast: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil

View advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that Storm Boy contains the names, images, and voices of people now passed.

The Babadook (2014)
Friday, March 25
A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children’s book titled “Mister Babadook” manifests in their home.

Director: Jennifer Kent
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall

Neighbourhood Watch Sunset Cinema is running from March 4-25.