Friday 2 December 2016, 5.00pm - Sunday 29 January 2017, 6.00pm
Silo Park, Beaumont Street & Jellicoe Street, Auckland
Silo Park’s community of good times is well and truly here for the summer, with a December and January programme that sees the most diverse collection of films yet.
Season six will showcase feature films, nostalgia, family flicks, Christmas favourites, documentaries, and world cinema, including feature films from Bollywood, Latin America and New Zealand.
To complement this there are activities and entertainment celebrating the different communities and cultures of Auckland, for everyone to enjoy and take part in.
The weekly Saturday Silo Markets, as always, are an integral part of the summer programme, so stay tuned for some spectacular themed markets and the launch of the Sunday Produce Market starting this season.
Friday 2 December, 9pm-11pm: Poi E
The sixth Silo Park summer season is kicking off in epic fashion with the screening of Poi E, following a live performance from The Patea Maori Club. Tearepa Kahi’s richly researched celebration of Dalvanius Prime and the making of the iconic Kiwi classic is as irresistible as the song it celebrates.
Friday 9 December, 9pm-11pm: When Harry Met Sally
A totally righteous ‘80s night, featuring the delightful rom-com classic, When Harry Met Sally. Tina Turntables will be spinning ‘80s tunes, providing the perfect excuse to get out those ripped tights, neon tees, acid wash jeans, perms and boomboxes.
Friday 16 December, 9pm-11pm: Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani is the first Bollywood film to be shown at Silo Park and celebrates the visual brilliance of Hindi cinema. This epic historical romance directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will be keeping good company with delicious Indian and Southern Asian food, henna, music, and activities from Humm FM, Indiance and Sikh Youth New Zealand.
Friday 23 December, 9pm-11pm: People's Choice
A special Christmas film, as chosen by you! Check the Silo Park Facebook page in early December to cast your vote for Elf, Scrooged, Polar Express, or Home Alone. There’s also the Great Silo Park Christmas Markets, where you can marvel at the Christmas gan-TREE and swing by for a cup of Eggnog.
Friday 6 January, 9pm-11pm: The Jungle Book
Raised by wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave his home after a threat from the fearsome tiger Shere Khan, in 2015’s action-packed The Jungle Book.
Friday 13 January, 9pm-11pm: What We Do In The Shadows
Friday the 13th is Freaky Friday at Silo Park, with the amusing antics of the undead in NZ’s own mockumentary horror comedy, What We Do In The Shadows. Written by, directed and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, there’ll be ghoulish surprises and the perfect excuse to get dressed in your most frightful threads.
Friday 20 January, 9pm-11pm: Diarios de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries)
The second slice of world cinema for the season is Diarios de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries), from Brazilian director Walter Salles. This award winning masterpiece follows Ernesto 'Che' Guevara’s journey from Brazil to Peru by motorcycle, where he witnesses the great disparities in South America, affecting him in life-changing ways.
Friday 27 January, 9pm-11pm: Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
Continuing the tradition of The Mayor’s Movie in this sixth season, Monty Python’s Life Of Brian will deliver plenty of signature absurdity and laugh-out-loud moments to kick off Auckland Anniversary weekend.
The Great Silo Picnic
Saturday 7 January, 12pm-6pm: After journeying through the jungle on Friday, there’s The Great Silo Picnic on Saturday 7 January - one final hurrah before going back to work.
In true Kiwi style it’ll be a beaut’ BBQ bonanza with free barbeques on site, as well as summer grooves from Auckland’s finest DJs.
Saturday 28 January: There will also be a Silo Sessions musical extravaganza on Saturday 28 January, with very special guests to be announced.
Silo Stories & Silo Sing-Alongs
The newest additions to the summer programme, Silo Stories and Silo Sing-Alongs are going to take participation to a whole new level!
Silo Park has always been about getting together and getting involved, with Silo Sing-Alongs happening before Friday’s film.
Singing contemporary classics with lyrics projected onto the silo, it’ll be Auckland’s biggest choir with voices all the way from the Shore to Howick, out in the Waitak’s and right down to Manurewa.
Silo Stories on Sunday afternoons will give big kids and little kids the chance to sit back and listen to stories, read by some well-known local personalities.
Wynyard Christmas Quarter
It wouldn’t be an Auckland Christmas without something a little bit special taking place down by the Silos.
During December, Wynyard Christmas Quarter is your one-stop shop for Christmas cheer, pulling together fun family activities right across the area.
With house prices going crazy in Auckland, Santa's sold the bach and decided to spend Christmas in Nelson. But he's left the biggest Christmas Tree you’ve ever seen. Help decorate the Christmas gan-TREE, then make and take your own mini version home.
See if you cut the mustard at the Elf Training Camp, and step into the Silo 6 Christmas tree forest; tie a wish to a tree, with all donations going to Auckland City Mission.
The Auckland Dockline tram will also look the part this Christmas, climb aboard for a gold coin donation and enjoy a journey that's been created especially while road works continue in the Quarter.
About Silo Park
Silo Park is all about community, fostering collaboration and celebrating the culturally rich and diverse city of Auckland - for locals and visitors alike.
Brought to you by Panuku Development Auckland and Fresh Concept, Silo Park is set to become Aucklanders’ biggest backyard this summer – a place where people feel they can come together, contribute and collaborate to the community of good times.