PRESS RELEASE: To celebrate the first day of the summer school holidays Moonlight Cinema, presented by NAB, is hosting a Teddy Bear’s picnic and advanced screening of Paddington 2 on Saturday 16 December, 2018.

There isn’t a better way to kick-off summer than this special Moonlight event. Before the film starts the evening will be jam-packed with games and activities, roving performers, face-painting and even an appearance from Paddington himself. It’s the perfect opportunity to say hello and take a photo before you see him on Moonlight’s big screen!

The much-anticipated sequel looks every bit as charming and whimsical as the first film, and finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. Ben Whishaw is again voicing the titular mischief-maker, with Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the cast.

And don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy! Moonlight Cinema will be giving away FIVE Paddington 2 prize packs. To enter, simply bring your teddy to our Teddy Bear’s Picnic, follow @moonlightcinema on Instagram and upload your teddy photo with the hashtag #PaddingtonAtMoonlight for your chance to win.

This awesome family night out won’t break the budget either, family passes to select G and PG rated films at Moonlight are just $50, so it’s one of the most affordable outings a family of four can have!

On gorgeous green lawns in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands, Moonlight Cinema brings a relaxed festival atmosphere to film-watching. The kids can run around and make new friends before the film starts, then cuddle up with Mum and Dad as the film begins to roll.

Being a BYO event, Moonlight Cinema is a low-cost, easy night out for everyone. If you’re too busy to BYO don’t stress, Moonlight can provide you with everything you need – hot food, drinks, snacks and bean bed rental. For a luxury experience, Moonlight’s Gold Grass offers reserved bean beds in a premium viewing location and waiter service

So gather the kids, a few snacks and head down to Centennial Parklands at 7pm to experience all the fun on offer. Then, cosy-up together as the sun sets and enjoy the marmalade filled adventures on the big screen.

Bring the family, a picnic and your favourite furry friend – you’re sure for a big surprise.

Paddington 2 Advanced screening and Teddy Bears Picnic at Moonlight Cinema

Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park, Sydney, Saturday 16 Dec
Gates open 7pm, screening starts 8:30pm