A summer of film fun awaits Beenleigh after the successful premiere of its much anticipated LED Big Screen.
The four by three metre screen beamed its first movie, Incredibles 2, to a rapt audience in the Beenleigh Town Square on Friday.
Free popcorn and a VIP area added a touch of Hollywood pizazz to the launch event.
The movie night was the first in a series of free open air cinemas that will be held in the rejuvenated town square over the coming months.
There’ll also be a Christmas Film Festival to bring festive cheer to Beenleigh.
Logan City Council Director of Strategy and Sustainability David Hansen said Friday night’s event was a complete success.
“When we embarked on this project we wanted to see more people coming to the Beenleigh Town Square and enjoying what it has to offer,” he said.
“Tonight’s attendance shows that the old adage ‘if you build it they will come’ is true.
“Having attractions such a big screen adds to the liveability of the town by bringing the community together for events and boosting its sense of identity.”
The big screen and the associated place activation strategy is one of the first short-term priority projects identified by the Beenleigh Summit in 2017.
This follows the installation of Wi-Fi in the Beenleigh Town Square and other projects planned such as a shade solution for the Town Square and streetscape improvements and the installation of smart parking in Beenleigh.
The Beenleigh Summit brought together experts and the community to come up with ideas to unlock the town’s potential.
Beenleigh has seen significant renewal over the last few years.
The Beenleigh Town Square redevelopment turned a six-way roundabout into a pedestrian friendly place for the community to congregate and hold events.
Free movies for November and December
- Friday, December 6 – A Christmas Carol
- Friday, December 20 – The Grinch
- Golden Turkeys Christmas Film Festival, December 22-26 including;
Rudolph and Frosty (1979), Sunday, December 22;
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), Monday, December 23;
Robot Monster (1953), Tuesday, December 24;
Magic Xmas Tree (1964), December 25
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Friday, December 26.
Movie-goers should bring a chair or a rug.
More screenings and other special events in the Town Square will be held in the New Year.