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1. Can I bring my dog?

Visit the Auckland Council website to find out which parks allow dogs:

If you intend to bring your dog, please ensure they are:

  • kept on a leash
  • comfortable with crowds and children
  • removed from the event if they become excitable.

2. Will there be food available to buy?

You're welcome to bring a picnic, but food vendors will be on site with savoury and sweet items for sale before the film starts.

3. What happens if it's raining?

A weather call will be made by the organisers closer to event date or on event day. Follow us on the Movies in Parks Facebook page for the latest event cancellations or update notifications.

4. Can I bring alcohol?

No. Movies in Parks events are alcohol-free.

5. Do I need to buy tickets for this event?

Movies in Parks events are FREE. Bring family and friends!

6. Can I smoke at the event?

No. Movies in Parks events are smoke-free. This includes vaping.

7. COVID-19 – what do I need to know if I'm going to Movies in Parks?

Using the traffic light system, these events can only take place at ORANGE and GREEN (limits of 100 people apply under Auckland’s current RED status).

Current Protection Framework restrictions for Auckland apply. Each event space will be monitored, and a My Vaccine pass and mask is required to enter for anyone aged 12 years 3 months and over. Please have your vaccine pass ready to present to the team when you arrive.

For more information on COVID-19, visit

As always, please stay at home if you are unwell and continue to wash and sanitise your hands.

8. Will you provide QR codes at the event?

Yes, QR codes will be around the event location and manual recording sheets will also be available.

9. Will you provide hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities at the event?

Yes, hand sanitising stations and hand washing facility will be available at the event.

10. Why does the movie start so late?

Like cinemas, it needs to be dark for the projected film to be seen on the big screen.

11. What do you mean by pre-entertainment?

Pre-entertainment commences approximately 2 hours before the movie starts. Various activities will be on offer while you wait for the movie to start. Food vendors will also be on site with savoury and sweet items for sale.

12. I can't find a movie in my area, how can I change that?

Movies in Parks events and locations are determined by your local board. If you'd like to see one in your area, please contact your local board office.