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Movies in Parks glams up for the weekend

Winkle-pickers and victory rolls come to Flat Bush

Published: 29 January 2020

Sparks fly when impressionable Sandy meets bad-boy Danny and his rebellious classmates from Rydell High.

Grease, the ever-popular movie, first captivated audiences in 1978 and on Saturday 1 February it comes to Barry Curtis Park in Flat Bush as part of Auckland Council’s Movies in Parks series this summer.

The movie screens ten minutes after the sun goes down, but the fun begins at 6.30pm.

Dress up, bring your best ‘50s dancing shoes, pack a picnic and practise your pout, ready for selfies with classic ‘50s cars.

Miss Victory Violet, a globally successful Pin Up star (pictured), will join judges choosing the best 1950s look before the movie begins.   

And a Glam Station in the park will give you a quick up-do hairstyle and make-up before you style yourself for the photo booth where an imaginary Grease film-set will be digitally super-imposed into your photo.

Then kick back and hear Olivia Newton-John sing Summer Nights as the stars come out, and witness the classic moves of John Travolta as he struts his stuff in a nostalgic romp through the 1950s.

Across town, the night before on Friday 31 January, the screening of Pokémon Detective Pikachu will be preceded by free face painting, craft zone and photo booth for the kids at Monte Cecilia Park in Hillsborough.

Movies and Music in Parks

Almost 10,000 people enjoyed our Movies and Music in Parks events across the region during Anniversary weekend.

For more upcoming events, visit Movies in Parks and Music in Parks.

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