Outdoor movie screening pulls big audience at last

THERE was a great deal of giggling and raucous laughter at the official launch of the CQ Starlight Cinema on Saturday night with a screening of Despicable Me 2.

Total Party FX originally planned the event for last weekend, but had to move the event back because of the wet weather.

However, the change of plans did not dampen the spirits of those attending, with the night attracting a strong turnout of about 200 people.

With a jumping castle, food and an open bar, CQ Starlight Cinema was a hit with children and adults alike.

Hosted by Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd CEO Glenn Churchill and opened by Mayor Gail Sellers and Gladstone MP Liz Cunningham, the ongoing event held at Blain Park is also a fundraising venture for the Past Brothers Rugby League Club, with a gold coin donation entry.

Mrs Cunningham said it was as close as what Gladstone could get to the drive-in theatre of old times.

"What a great family atmosphere, all the kids running around having a great time," she said.



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