Picnickers enjoy old movie

00:00, Jan 03 2014
outdoor cinema
EVENING OUT: Tracey Horan enjoying the evening at the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park amphitheatre.

The first of the Summer Movies Al Fresco series took its holiday audience back to the days of classic flicks with the Shirley Temple film Heidi.

The Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council run the series of outdoor cinema screenings this month at Isel Park in Stoke, Fairfield Park in Nelson, the Village Green in Takaka, Washbourn Gardens in Richmond, Decks Reserve in Motueka, the Jester House in Tasman, Kerr Bay at Lake Rotoiti, the Moutere Hills Community Centre and Wakefield School.

Last night the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park was the venue with residents and visiting holidaymakers bringing rugs, deckchairs and picnics to watch the 1937 film in colour.

Tracey Horan, of Stoke, who went with Catherine Cruthers, said it was a fun night out. She enjoys the outdoor movies and likes to go to them at Isel Park and Washbourn Gardens. "I go a lot because they're something different."

Last night it was windy and cool. "Everyone was rugged up like it was winter," she said.

Tonight's scheduled screening at Isel Park is Darby O'Gill and the Little People, starring Sean Connery. If the weather is doubtful check "Summer In Nelson" on Facebook for an update.