Cinema Under the Stars to be held at five locations in shire over next few weeks

Cinema Under the Stars will be held at five locations in Sutherland Shire. Picture: ACM

Cinema Under the Stars will be held at five locations in Sutherland Shire. Picture: ACM

Cinema Under the Stars, which has proved popular in the past, is returning to Sutherland Shire with family movies at five outdoor locations over the next few weeks.

Screenings will take place at 5pm and 7pm in Cooper Street Reserve, Engadine; Biddy Giles Park at South Village, Kirrawee; Scylla Bay Oval, Como; Parc Menai, Menai; and Marton Reserve, Kurnell.

Sutherland Shire Council is staging the free entertainment, which starts on Australia Day and runs until February 19.

Biddy Giles Park at South Village, Kirrawee, is among locations for the movies. Picture: Chris Lane

Biddy Giles Park at South Village, Kirrawee, is among locations for the movies. Picture: Chris Lane

The council ran Cinema Under the Stars from 2005-15 in Cooper St Reserve Engadine.

A council report said, while it was very popular for many years, it was affected by weather due to its May timeslot, with only 80 attendees in 2015.

This, combined with the advent of movie streaming services such as Netflix and Foxtel in 2015, saw the cancellation of the event.

Families attending this year's movies will be offered free popcorn on arrival. They are encouraged to bring along picnic rugs and low chairs.

The program is:

Wednesday January 26

Cooper Street Reserve, Engadine

  • 5.00pm: 'Sing' (G), 1hr 48min
  • 7.00pm: 'Dolittle' (PG), 1hr 41min

Saturday January 29

Biddy Giles Park, Kirrawee

  • 5.00pm: 'Tom & Jerry' (G), 1hr 41min
  • 7.00pm: 'Mary Poppins Returns' (PG), 2hr 10min

Saturday February 5

Scylla Bay Oval, Como

  • 5.00pm: 'Shark Tale' (G), 1hr 30min
  • 7.00pm: 'How To Train Your Dragon' (PG), 1hr 38min

Saturday February 12

Parc Menai, Menai

  • 5.00pm: 'Small Foot' (G), 1hr 38min
  • 7.00pm: 'The War With Grandpa' (PG), 1hr 34min

Saturday February 19

Marton Reserve, Kurnell

  • 5.00pm: 'Trolls World Tour' (G), 1hr 30min
  • 7.00pm: 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' (PG), 1hr 55 minutes