A free pop-up outdoor cinema is coming to the Lake Benalla foreshore this January with a selection of popular films.
Food vans, frozen drinks, popcorn and a bar will be available, with patrons needing to bring blankets and cushions.
Tickets are limited and available for free when booked online.
Gates open at 6pm and the movies start at sunset.
Benalla Rural City Acting Mayor Scott Upston said this event would be a great complement to the Benalla Cinema at BPACC, which shows latest-release movies all year.
‘‘Outdoor cinema is an experience usually reserved for the metro areas,’’ Cr Upston said.
‘‘This is a great way for the community to enjoy it, for free, right here on the Benalla foreshore.’’
The pop-up cinema is supported by Benalla Rural City Council, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Toyota and Prime Super.
Tickets are available at the gate for $10 for adults and $5 for children, or free if they are booked online.
‘‘Supporting community events is part of Toyota’s DNA and the team at Benalla Mansfield Toyota are incredibly proud to be supporting this event in Benalla,’’ Toyota regional marketing manager Jeremy Watson said.
TAC senior road safety manager Samantha Cockfield said the pop-up cinema was a new way for the TAC to get its road safety message into regional Victoria.
‘‘Victorian’s are four times more likely to die on country roads, so we’re always looking for new ways to help country Victorians get home safely, every time they get behind the wheel,’’ Ms Cockfield said.
The pop-up cinema is operated by Cinema Pop Up, the largest outdoor regional cinema operator in Victoria.
‘‘We’re excited to bring this event to Benalla. Having these magnificent partners on board together with support from the Benalla Cinema at BPACC means we can offer a free experience people can share together,’’ Cinema Pop Up director Kate Hardwick said.
●To book your FREE tickets and for more information, head to www.cinemapopup.com.au