Pictures and Popcorn in the Park to add more events, vendors and screen Lion King

"It’s free for the community to attend and builds community spirit," says Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s acting coordinator for marketing and events Bec O’Neill.
"It’s free for the community to attend and builds community spirit," says Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s acting coordinator for marketing and events Bec O’Neill.

This year’s Picture and Popcorn in the Park will be the “biggest yet” according to the Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s acting coordinator for marketing and events Bec O’Neill. 

Popular Disney movie The Lion King has been chosen as the movie for this month to coincide with its 20th anniversary. There will also be 16 food vendors, 12 market stalls and five Kids Zone Stalls.

Ms O’Neill said for the first time there will be a costume competition, drumming workshop run by Flourish Music Therapy and a mobile gaming van.

“The park will be transformed into the movie theme. The Bridge Choir will be singing Lion King songs, Studio U Dance will be dancing to songs from the Lion King soundtrack and 3D popcorn pop up boxes will be out and about,” she said.

“The feedback we receive from each of our Pictures and Popcorn events is always positive and the community enjoy each one, so we continue to run them.”

Belmore Park will be transformed into an African savannah and jumping castle and face painting will be able available for attendees.

Pictures and Popcorn in the Park was launched in 2015 as part of the Spring Event Series. 

Camping to watch.

Camping to watch.

“We have tried different movies and themes over the time including adults movies with alcohol, indoors at Veolia Arena and we are also hosting Pictures and Popcorn at the Pool on 20 January,” she said.

“It’s free for the community to attend and builds community spirit. The event also gives local vendors the opportunity to showcase their products.”

Ms O’Neill congratulated all the staff involved and their efforts to collect feedback over the past two years. As part of the feedback one of the changes include the removal of alcohol available on the night. 

“During each event we have staff go around with a survey asking for feedback, and we use the feedback to improve each event. It is a community event so this feedback really is important to us,” she said. 

Activities will begin at 4pm at Belmore Park on November 25 and the Lion King will be screened at about 7.30pm.