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Rhythm and Reels (and Fireworks) - The Goonies


Sat 4 Mar 2017, 7:30pm–10:30pm

Where: Avalon Park, Taita Drive, Avalon, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is celebrating summer with the perfect pairing of music and movies in a series of five special Rhythm and Reels free outdoor shows.

Each night begins with a live performance by a band or artist playing music which will echo the spirit of each film. Entertainment begins at 7:30pm and the movie will commence approximately 30 minutes after sunset.

The screening of the 80's classic 'The Goonies' will be the final screening of the 2017 Rhythm and Reels series taking place at Avalon Park on Saturday 4 March. Rodger Fox Band will be providing the pre-movie entertainment and we have added a fireworks display during the intermission to finish the series with a bang.

Rodger Fox Band is Wellington's premier big band. Founded by New Zealand jazz-big band legend Rodger Fox, this band covers all bases and features the cream of the capital city's jazz talent. Sizzling ensemble playing, stunning soloists and the desire to give people a good time through music - this is the Rodger Fox Big Band

The Goonies is an adventure comedy about a band of young boys who find a treasure map and embark on a magical adventure.

Bring the family, a rug and some warm clothes down to the park and enjoy the final event of the Rhythm and Reels series. Better yet, bring the kids down early to blow off some steam at the recently revamped Avalon Park playground before the entertainment begins.

Picnics welcome however Food and drink will be available for sale. For everyone's viewing pleasure please bring rugs, low chairs or bean bags only.

No dogs allowed. Movie is rated PG and runtime is 114 minutes.

Other events in the Rhythm and Reels series:
- 4 February - Wainuiomata - Screening 'Poi E: The Story of Our Song' with music from Kirsten Te Rito
- 11 February - Lower Hutt CBD - Screening 'School of Rock' with music from City Talk and Retrospect
- 18 February - Eastbourne - Screening of 'The Blues Brothers' with music from Red Dog Band
- 25 February - Stokes Valley - Screening 'Cool Runnings' with music from My Golden Soul