Circle Friday November 20 in the calendar – the Greendale drive-in is back!
After eight years, the regular event is being revived – and half of the 100 tickets have already been snapped up, without the feature film being finalised.
Locals Sarah Duncanson and Kristin Sargent are behind the movie night and want it to become an event that will bring young families together in a fun way that raises funds for local groups.
“Movies on the Move will be presenting the film – as they did here in the past,” Ms Sargeant said.
“We’re looking at screening a recent film that is suitable for young families and it’ll be set for 6.30pm with an 8.15pm start.
“We are looking at a few options but with the COVID19 situation, the release dates of so many films are being shifted around. We should have a final decision by mid-October.”
Ms Sargent said the idea was born after talking to some long-time locals about the markets and movies that were held at Egans Reserve a decade ago.
“We wanted to work out if there was any interest. We posted our idea on Facebook and it went absolutely nuts,” she said.
“Three local food vans are coming including Hungry Caterpillar, Gypsy’s Donuts and What a Burger.
“Hopefully COVID19 will remain under control, but at this stage we will ask people to remain in their cars unless they are getting food or going to the toilet.
The ‘Starry Night’ event is being planned as a fundraiser, but that is yet to be approved by council. Instead, proceeds will be used to plan further events in 2021.
Ticket purchasers do have the option to donate at checkout. The options include donations for Egans Reserve, the CFA and the Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance.
President Emma Muir said it was exciting to see Greendale get behind her group.
“We look forward to attending this – and we hope people will dig deep to help our cause,” she said.
The first event will be limited to 100 cars.
For tickets, go to https://greendaledrivein.eventbrite.com.au
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