Ararat Elizabeth Park will host a free Cinema Pop Up roadshow this summer

POPCORN: Ararat Rural City mayor Paul Hooper and film fans get ready for the Cinema Pop Up over summer. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.
POPCORN: Ararat Rural City mayor Paul Hooper and film fans get ready for the Cinema Pop Up over summer. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.

ARARAT’S Elizabeth Park will host a Cinema Pop Up roadshow this summer. 

The outdoor cinema event is free if movie-goers book online now, so all people will need to do is grab a blanket or deck chair and head to the park.

Cinema Pop Up is the largest outdoor regional cinema operator in Victoria, with pop ups running throughout regional Victoria all summer.

Cinema Pop Up Director Kate Hardwick said organisers were excited to bring an event of this calibre to regional Victoria.

“These are the types of experiences you’d traditionally only be able to access in metro cities, however we understand and value the importance of local communities,” she said.

“Having these magnificent partners on board together with support from Ararat Rural City Council means we can offer a free experience people can share in together.”

Ararat Rural City Council in conjunction Mix Tape Media will bring Cinema Pop Up to town on Thursday, November 30 (Elf, rated PG); Friday, December 1 (The Lego Batman Movie, PG); Saturday, December 2 (Pitch Perfect, PG) and Sunday, December 3 (Dodgeball: A true underdog story, PG).

The pop-up roadshow will feature food trucks, frozen drinks, popcorn and a bar, and encourages families to come along early, get a good spot, and set up with blankets or hire some bean beds for a picnic before the movie kicks off.

Tickets are limited and available for free when booking online, or at the gate from only $10 for adults and $5 for children. Gates open at 6pm each night.

Ararat Rural City mayor, Paul Hooper said Cinema Pop Up would be a fantastic four-day event, providing the community and visitors the opportunity to enjoy good entertainment, food and cinema experience in an outdoor setting.

“It is great to see a new and professionally run event like this being attracted to come to Ararat,” he said.

“Cinema Pop Up will be something the whole family can enjoy and we want as many in the community to attend, engage and support these events we put on. Remember to jump online and book free tickets.”

Cinema Pop Up is supported by the Transport Accident Commission, Stawell Toyota and Prime Super.

To book free cinema tickets and for further information, go online to

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