Cherrybrook “Movies under the Stars” – 2nd March, 2019
By Stephen Hunt - 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group - Leader in Charge.
Go out for dinner, watch some local entertainment, have the kids entertained for hours, watch an ‘incredible’ movie on the big screen and enjoy an ‘incredible’ fireworks display – that is what is on offer at one of the largest annual community events in Cherrybrook, indeed the area, with no entry fee, just a gold coin donation*, at the Cherrybrook "Movies under the Stars".
Held on John Purchase Oval (by Greenway Park), 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group has been involved in delivering the annual Cherrybrook “Movie under the Stars” event since 2012.
The inaugural event saw a crowd of 1,000 attending the screening of ‘Rio’. 2013 saw the event grow, a trend which has continued year on year held, particularly since the introduction of a fireworks display finale in 2015; the 2018 event saw an audience of more than 2,500 attend to watch Finding Dory and an even bigger, awesome fireworks display.
Now in its 8th year, with partial financial support from sponsors, 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group is solely responsible for organising this night of fun and entertainment for the local community.
Work began on the 2019 movie night straight after the 2018 event and an even bigger crowd of 3,000 local residents is anticipated this year to enjoy fabulous food (with enhanced options from last year, which include Australian Barbecue, Salads, Chinese food, soft drinks, cakes, coffee, popcorn and fairy floss), pre-movie entertainment and, continuing the trend, an even bigger and better fireworks display.
This year, the movie will be the long anticipated hit blockbuster from 2018
The event is completely organised and managed by both youth members and adults from the Scout Group on a volunteer basis.
All funds raised from the event are directly invested in the Scout Group and other local organisations, as developing the leaders of tomorrow is a strong aspect of the 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group and Scouts Australia.
More information can be found at www.cherrybrookmovieunderthestars.com
*charges are applied for food, beverages and some activities.