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Ferraris and fur-babies warm hearts this Valentine’s Day 

Movies in Parks screens Crazy Rich Asians for Valentine’s Day

Published: 10 February 2020

Think dinner and a movie on the lawn; a bunch of red roses in the picnic hamper.

Complete the picture this Valentine’s Day with puppy cuddles and a selfie next to a red Ferrari before watching a smash-hit movie with a picnic on the lawn as the sun goes down.

Lifting the romance-quotient, Auckland Council helps get your summer sorted this weekend with the screening of Crazy Rich Asians at Nixon Park in Kingsland on Valentine’s Day evening – Friday 14 February.

Contemporary romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians is based on a global bestseller. The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Auckland Council’s Henderson Shelter is bringing along some adorable puppies; some that are up for adoption. Movies in Parks Event Organiser Kaiya Irvine explains that people will be able to take them for a walk around the park, cuddle them and take selfies with them.

Add a shiny red late-model Ferrari to the mix. The car will be on-site for that perfect glam-romance photo.

And three lucky couples will have the chance to win a ‘Lovers Lounge’ experience at the film with seating and dinner included. 

Enter at Winners will be randomly drawn and announced on ZM the day before the screening.  

Across town Movies in Parks brings the screening of Abominable to Stanmore Bay Park in Whangaparāoa, especially for the kids, on Saturday 15 February.

Abominable sees teenage Yi discover a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building and she embarks on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. Brought to Stanmore Bay Park by Hibiscus & Bays Local Board.

More than 24,000 people have flocked to Auckland Council’s Movies and Music in Parks events already this summer. Both series run until mid-April.

Pre-movie fun begins at 6.20pm and the movies play once the sun goes down at around 8.30pm.

All events are zero-waste, smoke-free and alcohol-free, and most films have closed captions for the Deaf community and those who are hard of hearing. Movies in Parks is supported by The Hits and NZ Herald.

Please visit for more details. 

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