Another year of Sydney Olympic Park’s Movies by the Boulevard has come to an end, drawing in thousands of visitors in January. With such a diverse range of movies being screened, there was something for everyone.
Australia Day saw a special screening of ‘Red Dog: True Blue’, a new Australian film. Festivities started in the late afternoon with jumping castles and kids activities and a magnificent fireworks display as the sun went down, and ended with the picnic blankets covering the Park as families and friends settled in for the movie.
This year, special measures where taken to make Movies by the Boulevard more accessible for people of all abilities, with the instillation of a hearing loop area in front of the projection box. The area can be utilised by anyone who has a hearing aid of a cochlear implant with a “T-switch” (ie; telecoil switch). By turning the switch on in the hearing loop area, patrons will be able to pick up the sound track of the movie directly and clearly without distracting back ground noise. The addition of the hearing loop will enable everyone to come along and enjoy Sydney’s best free outdoor movies season.
Families attended in droves to enjoy the summer evenings with a taste from one of the many food stalls around Cathy Freeman Park. Kids who had been running around for the Sydney Thunder cricket clinic and many other kids activities organised by the people from Barnardo’s Australia sat down for the evening’s movie with frozen slurpies, popcorn and ice-creams while parents sat back with a freshly ground espresso coffee.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority provides this community event to Sydneysiders during the summer holidays so families and friends can come together for a fun and relaxing catch-up and watch a range of movies for all ages in the parklands.