Scenic Rim Regional Council has announced its Movies in the Park program for 2021 starting this weekend at Boonah.
Mayor Greg Christensen said the early evening events, to run over consecutive Saturdays at Boonah, Tamborine Mountain and Beaudesert, were not only for families but also aimed to bring members of the community of all ages together in a relaxed setting.
"Whether you're young or just young-at-heart, these free events are a wonderful way to connect with others in your local community," he said.
"This is a great opportunity to kick back and relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends or make some new community connections."
Council said it would be hosting the free movie and providing free fruit and giveaways, so movie-goers needed only to bring their own chairs and blankets. They said local service clubs would be selling food and drinks at each location.
The movie scheduled is Dolittle, rated PG, starring Robert Downey Jnr as the renowned and eccentric vet, Dr John Dolittle, who is living in seclusion in Victorian England, with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company, following his wife's death seven years earlier.
When the young Queen Victoria falls ill, a reluctant Dr Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to find a cure, regaining his wit and courage and discovering wondrous creatures along the way.
Screenings scheduled for:
. . Saturday, March 5 at Coronation Park, Boonah
. . Saturday, March 13 at Geissmann Oval, Tamborine Mountain, and
. . Saturday, March 20 at Jubilee Park, Beaudesert.
Cr Christensen said COVID-safe plans were in place for each of the events and participants would be encouraged to continue to maintain social distancing.
"The great lesson of 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic was the importance of family and strong community connections," he said.
"Council events such as the free Movies in the Park play an important role in strengthening our communities by bringing people together in a fun social setting."