Melbourne families are being invited to experience a night at the movies unlike any other, with the racetrack at Moonee Valley Park undergoing a transformation of cinematic proportions for a special screening of family favourite, Disney’s Toy Story 4.
Dubbed “Beanbag Cinema” the family friendly event is the first of many planned to bring the community together at the landmark Moonee Valley Park (MVP) and aims to give locals a taste of things to come.
Speaking on behalf of the MVP project team, Managing Director of Hamton Matt Malseed, said the racecourse infield of the historic site will eventually feature a large arena where community events such as food festivals and movies under the stars will be a year-round occurrence.
“With Beanbag Cinema, we are delighted to introduce the local community to the type of experience they can come to expect from Moonee Valley Park, which will ultimately become a vibrant space where neighbours and friends can come together and enjoy a range of unique experiences.
Guests will be welcomed with live music from local performers as well as costumed characters ready for happy snaps with the little ones.
As the sun sets, guests will experience the racecourse like never before, viewing the screen from the track itself, with a stunning twilight backdrop of the Melbourne CBD just 6km away.
Movie-goers will have a variety of dinner options to choose from including a pop-up from local food heroes Brother Hen, and a pizza truck, while a snack bar will have all the cinema favourites including ice creams, popcorn, chips and chocolates. The Valley Four Pines Lawn Bar will serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages which guests can take back to their seats.
“We can’t wait to see the community’s response to this first event, which will help us get to know locals and help us to cultivate a program of memorable experiences at Moonee Valley Park,” said Matt Malseed.
Please note: With the Australian Government’s announcement requesting all non-essential gatherings of over 500 people to be cancelled, Beanbag Cinema has been postponed until a later date.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Moonee Valley Park soon.