Greatest Showman screened outdoors

Hugh Jackman gives a standout performance as P.T. Barnum.

The entertainment spectacle The Greatest Showman, staring Hugh Jackman, will be screened at the Shoesmith Domain in Warkworth on Saturday, October 19.

The Kowhai Festival Movie Night has been a staple festival event for many years and Travelling Cinema’s Urs Bauer says this year’s movie was chosen to match the 50 year golden theme.

“The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical drama with a biographical background based on P.T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus,” Urs says.

“The film is entertaining and its songs invite a sing-along, as a number have become chart hits.”

The movie will be shown on the largest outdoor screen in the country, which is 18m wide and 11m high. It is rated PG and also stars Michelle Williams and Zac Efron.

The night, which is sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson and the Rodney Local Board, will start with music from 7pm. The movie will start at 8pm.

Urs says the audience is welcome to bring their own picnic.

“As the ground might still be a bit damp it’s probably a good idea to bring a chair or some seating, as well as some warm clothes.”

The first movie night was held in Baxter Street, before it moved to the grounds of Mahurangi College.

“It then found its perfect venue at Shoesmith Domain, where the lowest field provides a bank and shelter, and there are public toilets and power facilities nearby,” Urs says.

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