Night outside at the movies

SPENDING Saturday evening watching a blockbuster is nothing unusual, but the Crush Festival's outdoor movie night was a resounding success.

While Hairspray isn't exactly my idea of a great film, it was a fantastic night under the moonlight at Burnett Heads with loved ones.

The Crush Festival is only in its infancy, but it is great to see events like the movie night and the busking competition included.

It opens up community participation beyond the art gallery crowd, and council and the organisers should be applauded for providing events that families and young people can enjoy.

In fact the movie night was such a wonderful community event that it raises the question about why this could not be a more regular event.

One of my friends at Burnett Heads commented that it should be monthly.

My understanding is the movie night will rotate around towns each year, which means it could be a few years until Burnett Heads gets another go.

Maybe monthly is too costly, but how about a night every three months, rotating it between Burnett Heads, Elliott Heads, Gin Gin and Childers?

That way council could give something back to our outlying communities.



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