Moonlight movie nights begin in Bulli while Sunset Cinema returns to Wollongong

MOONLIT: "Fun, classic" movies will be part of Bulli's new Sunset Vibes cinema, with planes for the public to vote which films should screen. Picture: Fairfax File
MOONLIT: "Fun, classic" movies will be part of Bulli's new Sunset Vibes cinema, with planes for the public to vote which films should screen. Picture: Fairfax File

The force behind Bulli’s weekly Foragers Market is embarking on a new venture, regular outdoor cinema which is set to begin November 10.

Kirrily Sinclair said Sunset Vibes will be a family friendly movie night showcasing “fun, classic” films on the second Friday of each month until April.

“I just felt like the northern [suburbs] needed a bit of night-time activity, but family focused,” Ms Sinclair said.

The force behind Eat Street and Foragers, Kirrily Sinclair, says her favourite movie to watch on the big screen is 'Muriel's Wedding'. Picture: Adam McLean

The force behind Eat Street and Foragers, Kirrily Sinclair, says her favourite movie to watch on the big screen is 'Muriel's Wedding'. Picture: Adam McLean

The businesswoman is aiming high for attendance and said she expects around 10,000 people at each event – a similar number to that who visit Foragers.

Premium seating with blow-up beds will be available; mum and dads can have alone time with a “kids club”; plus food trucks, beer and wine will be on site.

Ms Sinclair, who also runs the popular Eat Street and Friday Forage markets in Wollongong’s Crown Street Mall, said this was her next big project to focus on – for now.

“I feel like this was the gap, we’re listening to the feedback of our store holders and customers, this is the one we’re try and launch at the moment but who knows for the future,” she said.

Sunset Cinema returns to Wollongong Botanic Gardens for summer 2017/18. Picture: Supplied

Sunset Cinema returns to Wollongong Botanic Gardens for summer 2017/18. Picture: Supplied

Meantime Sunset Cinema will return to Wollongong Botanic Garden for another year from December 27 to March 10.

A spokesman said it was a “slightly expanded season” with a final schedule of movies to be released later this month.

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