St George region is located between 12 – 17km south of Sydney’s CBD. This area has a diverse mix of cultures. The major centres are popular choices for Asian migrants to settle, with Hurstville dubbed as “Sydney’s real Chinatown”, and is the largest central business district in Southern Sydney.
Most people know this area as the home of one of most successful NRL teams, St George Illawarra Dragons and the St George Bank.
The new George River Council has managed this region since 2016, amalgamating the Blakehurst, Hurstville, Kogarah Bay, Mortdale and Peakhurst wards. The local council events contribute to the thriving local culture in the area. One of the events that has the Starlight Cinema and night markets, held in public spaces around the region.
They encouraged locals to settle in, and bring some seats, a picnic rug, and enjoy a picnic dinner brought from home or from a range of local food vendors on site. The first Starlight Cinema screening was held at Jubilee Park Adventure Playground in Mortdale on the 24th of February of the popular Lego Batman movie.
Many families came early so their kids could play on the playground equipment before the movie and dinner. Being comfortable and settling in for an event like this makes all the
difference. One great way to create a comfortable set up for Starlight Cinema is to hire outdoor beanbags.
Outdoor Beanbag Hire are a local company that hire beanbags specifically made to be used outside. Their durability is why they are so popular for outdoor cinema events. They are tough enough to handle a shower of rain, climbing children, sticky fingers and drink spills. The bright coloured, hard-wearing vinyl wipes clean easily making these perfect for family use.
When the beanbags are laid out in the lazy lounge position, they are just like a portable couch. This generous size can easily be shared by two or more children in comfort. If they get bored during the movie, at least they will be comfortable enough for a little sleep. Once the movie is finished its easy to pack up. The beanbags are lightweight and easy to carry to and from the car
The Starlight Cinema series were alcohol and smoke free family friendly events had great attendance from the George River Region’s local families. These events give another dimension to the local culture by giving everybody an event they can enjoy together.