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Movies coming to Thirroul Beach


happy feetTHE movies are coming to Thirroul Beach.

Summer in the Gong is presented by Wollongong City Council, TAFE Illawarra and the IMB Building Society and will feature the movie Happy Feet screening at Thirroul’s Beach Reserve, on Saturday November 8.

IMB CEO Robert Ryan said IMB has supported this family event for four years and we is delighted to see it is now in three locations.

“Not only do the Moonlight Movies provide great free entertainment to the community, it also helps TAFE Illawarra students to learn about marketing and event management in a practical way,” he said.

“IMB’s ongoing involvement in the Moonlight Movies is very much in the spirit of giving back to the Illawarra communities, the cornerstone of our philosophy.”

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said: “Watching a hilarious comedy in the Park or by Thirroul Beach is one of our great summer time events. These three movies will have the whole family laughing or crying tears of joy. I encourage everyone to catch one or all of these great comedies.”

Institute Director of TAFE Illawarra Dianne Murray said: “In staging this year’s Moonlight Movies our team of Diploma of Event Management students will be rewarded with the experience of running a professional event and the impact this ‘cinema under the stars’ program has on so many people in the community.”

Happy Feet, from Australian Director George Miller, tells the story of one penguin who can’t sing, but he sure can dance.

Gates open at 6pm for an 8pm screening. Bring a blanket and enjoy the free family movies. Food and coffee will be available for purchase at all screenings.

Other events on Council’s Summer in the Gong include the popular Twilight Markets at Flagstaff Hill and Viva la Gong, Wollongong’s celebration of cultural diversity in our community in MacCabe Park on Saturday November 8.

Visit Council’s website for more details of the Moonlight Movies.

For more information call (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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